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Heat Treating Steel Companies

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  • 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 Steel

Steel heat treating is a process that is used to harden or soften steel by heating or cooling the metal until it reaches the desired point of hardness. In steel, like all metals, the structure and composition of the grains, or crystallites, determines the overall mechanical qualities of the metal. Heat treatment can be used to alter the chemical, physical and mechanical behavior of the metals.

Heat treating is an energy-intensive process that changes this atomic structure, thereby also changing its mechanical behavior. Although many metals go through the process, steel is the most commonly heat-treated metal. Other popular metals include aluminum and stainless steel. Several critical techniques are used in the steel heat treating process, including annealing, quenching, case hardening, precipitation strengthening, and tempering. Annealing is a process by which steel is heated and then cooled very slowly, leaving the soft, ductile metal. Quenching refers to the rapid cooling of steel that can be used to increase the metal's strength. Tempering is also performed to strengthen steel; in tempering, the metal is heated to extreme heat, between 400 and 600 degrees Celsius, and maintained at this temperature until the carbon diffuses to produce bainite or pearlite. Case hardening is accomplished by combining the ductility of low carbon materials with the strength of high carbon through the creation of a tough outer coating which surrounds a softer more malleable core. Precipitation strengthening is a process that increases the yield strength of the metal, this can also be referred to as age hardening.

Heat treating steel can improve the metals hardness and ductility. It can also improve the metals tensile, impact and yield strength. Many different kinds of equipment are used in the heat treating process. Some of these tools include furnaces, torches, salt bathes, heating blankets and lasers. Due to the fact that many of the products are custom and specialty made, there is no one correct way of heat treating metals. There is always a high demand for the products though. Heat treating is used to make a variety of steel goods used in the automotive, air transport, construction, manufacturing, and tool and die industries. Some examples of heat-treated steel goods include knives, swords, gears, medical equipment, valves, drive shafts, ventilation systems and bearings.