This was written to help people understand more about cryogenics and cryogenic processing.  It is more textbook than advertisement, so it may be a little boring.  We’ve tried to keep the superlatives to a minimum. It is a work in progress, so please bear with us.

If you are new to engineering, or not very knowledgeable about metals, it would help you to get some basic knowledge in the field.  We suggest that you go to ASM International website and get a copy of their book Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist. This book will give you an excellent overview of general metallurgy without going into mind-numbing detail.

A second good book if you are interested in steels is Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist.  This is also published by ASM.  Again, it is aimed at simple explanations.

Another good source for basic metallurgy, but without credentials of the ASM is on the website.  They have a section titled The Tech Behind the Talk – Steel and Material Strength.  You should take a look at this article.  By the way, our listing this article here does not imply their endorsement of our process or our endorsement of their products.

If you want to know more about cryogenics in general, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a Cryogenic Technology Group. This group has a web site with tremendous amounts of information about cryogenics in general. Click here to see their site.

There are more links to cryogenic sites at the Cryogenic Society of America’s link page.