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Heat Treating Metal Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of heat treating metal companies. Use our website to review and source top heat treating metal companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find heat treating metal companies that can design, engineer, and provide heat treating metal services to your companies specifications. Then contact the heat treating metal companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of commercial metal heat treating, salt bath heat treating, titanium heat treating, or customized heat treating metal of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Sacramento, CA 916-925-6100

    Vacuum Processing Engineering, Inc. is best known for several types of Precision Brazing, Diffusion Bonding, Thin Film Coating, Heat Treating and Production of Precision Assemblies. Since its founding in 1976, VPE has established a track record of excellence as both an innovator and as a reliable ISO 9001:2008 certified volume producer of mission-critical assemblies for demanding customers.

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  • Williamston, MI 517-655-4402

    Modern Metal Processing has nearly 30 years of experience, and that shows in the quality of heat treating processes practiced. Our in-house aluminum fabricating abilities allow us to keep the cost of our heat exchangers low, as well as giving us the flexibility to develop unique solutions and new products. Look no further for custom heat exchangers, brazing, and heat treating services.

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  • Londonderry, NH 888-669-3539

    From prototypes to large production runs, MuShield provides unsurpassed quality and service. For example, with every magnetic shield MuShield manufactures, the Company's goal is to attain the maximum shielding capacity for that part while maintaining its structural integrity. MuShield meets these objectives by heat treating parts and material on-site.

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  • Meadville, PA 814-333-1782

    We do vacuum heat treating such as hardening, straighten parts & minimize distortions. We specialize in vacuum heat treating technology & offer a wide range of heat treating choices. At Peters’ Heat Treating, our main concern is on precision parts & has been for over 100 years of combined experience. Some services we offer: vacuum hardening/annealing, vacuum aging, & induction hardening/annealing.

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  • Hayward, CA 510-782-7755

    ThermoFusion has been offering superior heat treating services for more than three decades. A full-service ISO9001-2000 facility, our goal is to work hard, have fun and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. We have worldwide experience and training and are constantly involved in large, small and development projects. Call or visit our website today, we would love to serve you!

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  • Winchester, KY 859-744-9551

    All of our value-added heat treating is designed to satisfy a number of applications. Our batch hardening furnaces can reach temperatures from 1400 to 2400 °F. We are a turnkey manufacturer which means you will receive your products in a short amount of time. There are numerous benefits to our heat treating services. Please visit our website for more information!

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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.