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]

Its origin originates from early uses of steel management. Discovered by Benjamin, it is currently a critical part of steel infrastructure and is produced at quantities upwards of 100,000 tons daily.


  1. ^ "Definition of Ausforming". thefreedictionary.
  2. ^ "Playing a vital role in manufacturing of steel". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27.