Medical Instrument Heat Treating


Applied Thermal Technologies, Inc. is a metal processing company that provides medical instrument heat treating nationwide. Applied Thermal also provides bright annealing services, brazing services, sintering services, and precipitation hardening services. Applied Thermal began in 1992 to service the medical and specialty products industries in Northern Indiana and has since expanded nationally.

There are many types of heat treating, including annealing, brazing, and sintering. Brazing is one of the safest and most effective ways to join delicate medical instruments and equipment. Applied Thermal provides vacuum furnace brazing, which is superior to welding because it creates clean, flux-free joints that provide high integrity and strength. Annealing is the process of slowly heating a material, then cooling it at a particular rate to create a specific effect, sometimes softening the metal or reducing stresses. Sometimes brazing and annealing are combined in a single furnace cycle to save time and energy.

Applied Thermal provides vacuum furnace heat treating using only high quality furnaces. Our vacuum furnaces can reach temperatures to 2800 degrees F and can have vacuum levels to 10-6 Torr, with all metal hot zones and extremely rapid cooling. Vacuum furnace heat treating allows many medical instruments to be brazed at once, increasing efficiency.

Heat treating is common in the aerospace and medical industries, as well as in military and automotive applications. Applied Thermal Technologies, Inc. provides services to all of these industries, but specializes in medical instrument heat treating. Applied Thermal is also NADCAP accredited, a great reason for any business to choose Applied Thermal Technologies, Inc. for all of their heat treating needs. Contact us today for more information!