Terms covered in this blog post:
Hardness can bring about brittleness. That's where you'll hear the term tempering. Tempering involves heating the steel to a set temperature while sacrificing some hardness.
You might hear the term Rockwell. Rockwell is a hardness scale. When we get steel, we get it in a set hardness that works for the blanking and forming of your metal parts.
There's one more term you might hear related to metal hardness. That's tensile strength. Tensile strength refers to the maximum stress that material can handle.
There's your beginner's guide to metal hardness. We take care of these considerations for you when we develop your part with you.