Lackawanna Steel Company : A neighborhood Mill

Ausforming, also known as low and high temperature thermomechanical treatments, is a method used to increase the hardness and toughness of an alloy by simultaneously tempering, rapid cooling, deforming and quenching to change its shape and refine the microstructure.[1] This treatment is an important part in the processing of steel.[2]

Discovered by Benjamin[who?], the process is now a critical part of steel infrastructure and is used at quantities upwards of 100,000 tons daily.