Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel
In a previous article we described the process of making Made To Order Steel Wedges. See Steel Wedges - Made To Order This article will deal with the specifics of manufacturing the Russian Wedge, so called because of the unique Knock out Block at the large end. (see bottom right photo)
First this article will describe the condition known as Hydrogen Embrittlement. Further below it will get into how and why Hydrogen Embrittlement is an important factor when Galvanizing any steel or alloy product.