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Heat Treating Metal Companies

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  • Cleveland, OH 216-481-8444

    The Euclid Heat Treating Company offers a wide array of heat treating services to meet all of your needs. From case hardening to induction hardening to eddy current testing and gaging, we can accommodate sizes from the smallest rivet to the largest gear. Contact is today so we can meet all your heat treating needs!

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  • Mason, MI 877-335-7191

    Nitrex provides modern metal treating equipment and services to its valuable customers. We offer nitriding, nitrocarburizing and vacuum heat treating to the aerospace, automotive and defense industries. For more information about our quality products, please call or visit our website.

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  • Fairfield, OH 513-870-9111

    Byron Products is a leading supplier of fully integrated metallurgical products. Byron has state-of-the-art machinery and products and specializes in heat treating in addition to many other related services. Customers like you care about high quality products at a competitive price, and so does Byron Products. Call today for more information or visit Byron’s helpful website.

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  • WADSWORTH, OH (330)335-1600

    EBNER is one of the leading manufacturers worldwide of heat treatment facilities for the steel, copper, and aluminum semi-finished products industries. We manufacture continuous and batch-type furnaces featuring cutting-edge technology, i.e. systems delivering maximum performance and optimum anneal results.

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  • W Lafayette, OH (800)474-2142

    Our mission at Jones Metal is to be a world-class precision metal forming company, partnering with customers from diverse markets to design and produce top quality parts in a cost effective manner. Our innovative and value-added services, including heat treating, deep draw metal forming and hydroforming, contribute to the business success of our customers and our company.

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Heat Treating Metal

Heat treating metal is a process that is used to harden or soften metals by heating and cooling them until the desired properties are reached. Heat treatment can alter the physical, chemical, structural and mechanical qualities of the metals. Some commonly heat treated metals include aluminum, titanium and magnesium, although steel is by far the most commonly heat treated metal. 

Heat treating is an energy-intensive process that changes the internal atomic structure of the metal being heated. This is accomplished through heating and cooling processes. This can be accomplished using either raw material or pre-formed parts. Some common treatments employed during heat treating include annealing, quenching, case hardening, precipitation strengthening, normalizing and tempering. Annealing, the slow cooling of metal, transforms small grains into larger grains and results in a soft, ductile metal. Quenching, which refers to the rapid cooling of metal, can be used to increase a metal's strength. Case hardening creates a tough outer coating that surrounds a softer more malleable core by combining the ductility of low carbon materials with the strength of high carbon. Precipitation strengthening, also known as age hardening, is a process used to increase the yield strength of the metal. Normalizing erases the effects of any previous heat treatment. Tempering is the reheating of metal to reduce brittleness and increase the metals hardness. There are countless other heat treatments, including but not limited to, homogenizing, stabilizing and stress relieving. All of these improve the quality and form of the metal.

Along with improvements to hardness and ductility, significant increase and reductions can be made to the metals tensile, impact and yield strength qualities. Although heat treatment is most commonly used in changing the physical, chemical, and mechanical structures of metals, the treatment can also be applied to ceramics, glass and polymers. Many different kinds of equipment are used during the heat treating process. Some of these tools include furnaces, torches, salt bathes, heating blankets, and lasers. Industries that use heat treatments with metals include: automotive, construction, military, tool and die, shipping, transportation and aerospace. Some examples of heat-treated metal goods include car doors, airplane wings, swords, musical instruments, and metal machine components. Using heat treatment to produce parts makes the products more capable of performing the requirements necessary in their industrial applications.