Why Heat Treat?

Reasons for heat treating include the following:

  • Refines the grain structure of the steel
  • Removes residual stress generated from forming or welding
  • Increases toughness, wear performance, and impact strength
  • Improves machineability, malleability, weldability, and restores ductility after a cold working operation
  • Increases tensile, strength, and ductility of steels
  • Improves the cutting properties of tool steels
  • Improves corrosion resistance in stainless materials
  • Improves product performance by increasing strength or other desirable characteristics
  • Change or modify magnetic permeability


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Industrial Heat Treat Quick Facts

Established in 1971
Known for precision and quality
ISO designed quality system
Diverse range of heat treating processes

Industry Links

Metal Treating Institute
American Foundry Society
American Society for Testing Materials