Baking for Hydrogen Embrittlement

Base metal substrate
Steel
Effect
Technical
Specification
QQ-N-290
QQ-P-416
QQ-Z-325
AMS-2750

Features:

 

  • After plating, all steel parts having a hardness of Rockwell C46 and higher must be baked at 375 F +/- 25 degrees F to relieve the embrittlement which occurs naturally in the electrolysis process.
  • Special baking cycles and durations are common. Pre-plating baking to relieve stress due to machining, forming or heat treatment are available.