Vacuum Heat Treating

vacuum heat treating

At Applied Thermal Technologies, we specialize in bright vacuum heat treating services for a wide variety of industries and applications. We have been entrusted by a customer base that ranges from large medical and aerospace OEMs to small machine shops. Along the way, we’ve handled high-purity electronic materials, jet components, and titanium medical implants used for hip and knee replacements.

Materials are shipped to us from across the country and even overseas because no one can do it as bright and shiny as we can. Why is that? We’re glad you asked.

The vacuum heat treating process may be formulaic, but Applied Thermal Technologies is doing far more than following a recipe step by step. We have the equipment, expertise, and in-depth knowledge to move beyond a cookie-cutter approach and help you define your optimal process. 

Using state-of-the-art vacuum furnaces we ensure that air is removed from the heating chamber to prevent the harmful effects of oxygen and to protect the surface of your metals. Our pyrometry activities are second to none and our high-tech mass spectrometer is capable of finding leaks others can’t. The result? We create vacuum levels that are far superior to the industry specified standard. 

From there, we heat your product to the required temperature and take it through a rapid cooling process using high-purity argon gas. We stabilize your materials and optimize the corrosion resistance in order to achieve the metallurgical properties you desire.

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We treat every order like the part is in the finished state. Each order is hand racked or loaded as to ensure the risk of damage is kept to a minimum. Whether the part is a .001 inch diameter ball or a much larger component part, we use the utmost care, exceeding the customers expectations. One of our greatest compliments is that many of our customers mention how the parts do not even look like they've been heat-treated because of how bright and shiny they are.

Vacuum Heat Treating Services

We offer the following heat treatments:

  • Solution Annealing
  • Precipitation Hardening
  • Stress Relieving
  • Bright Annealing
  • Hardening & Tempering
  • Homogenizing Castings
  • Bright Hardening
  • Aging
  • Sintering
  • Brazing
  • Diffusion Bonding

Why Applied Thermal? 

Meld all that with our core values of process transparency and customer service and you’ll discover why others have turned to us from far and wide.  You’ll have full visibility of our process and many of our customers even receive an automated WIP email. We log all thermal data on all furnaces every minute of every day and can provide you with a graphical heat treat chart or chart detail in Excel for every run we perform.

We partner with you in order to understand and meet your unique needs. The result is unmatched service and exceptional value.