Metal Hardening Services
The Hardening Process
The Hardening Process for most components is accomplished by heating to a temperature that changes the part’s microstructure. After sufficient heating, the part is quenched in a liquid, which results in a greater hardness and improved mechanical properties. Case hardening is where the metal surface is reinforced by adding a more durable metal alloy to the surface.
We utilize advanced heat treating equipment to provide consistent hardening services for a number of alloys. Some of these materials include:
- Carbon Steel
- Alloy Steel
- Ductile Iron
- Tool Steel
- Stainless Steel
Typical Applications Include:
Precision Thermal’s Hardening furnaces are capable of processing parts up to 72” in length, with load sizes up to 6,000 lbs. Please contact Precision Thermal to learn more.
More Thermal Processes
Vacuum processing yields extremely clean parts with superior microstructure while minimizing part distortion.
Carburizing, often referred to as Case Hardening, produces a surface which is resistant to wear, while maintaining the toughness and strength of the core.