Subzero literally means "beneath zero." As such, it is usually used for
negative numbers, especially with regards to temperature.
Sub-Zero Treatment, also known as
cryogenictreatment, utilizes ultra-cold temperatures to modify the micro-structure of metals and other materials. It is part of heat treating operations in manufacturing processes. This process requires temperatures of at least -120°F to begin. For deep sub-zero treatment the parts must cooled to -300°F where they are held for relatively long periods of time and then slowly warmed back up. This treatment has many benefits including:
*Improved stress relief
*Better dimensional stability
*More uniform structural stability
*Improved wear resistance
*Useful technique for shrink fitting
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Subzero can also mean:
In popular culture:
Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat), one of the characters from the video game series "Mortal Kombat".
Noob Saibot, a hidden character introduced in "Mortal Kombat II" and later established as the original Sub-Zero from the first "Mortal Kombat" and the older brother of the current one.
**"", a spin-off video game.
Subzero (horse), a racehorse that won the 1992 Melbourne Cup.
Sub Zero (television), a television gameshow for children produced by the BBC.
Subzero (band), a "metalcore" band under the Stillborn Records label.
* One of the "stalkers" from the movie "
The Running Man".
As a title:
Sub-Zero Refrigerator, a refrigerator brand name.
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