Our most recent investment to date is the introduction of vacuum hardening, this process provides for a completely clean component after treatment with minimum levels of distortion and movement.
The control of the process uses the latest PC technology, controlling furnace temperature with two thermocouples and the actual temperature of the work being treated using up to four thermocouples.
Charts and graphs can be printed off and supplied on request to accompany any other certification.
Details of our facility are as follows:
Temperature range: 500-1300oC
Quench: 6 Bar absolute inert gas quench
Size Range: Max o/d 450mm
....... Max length 450mm
Most materials can be treated in this way including M2, M42 all ASP high speed steels, most tool steels including D2. The majority of stainless steels can also be treated.