Vacuum Heat Treat
When control of exposure to oxygen is critical.
Air contains elements that can cause undesirable results. Such as discoloration, scale, or contamination. By heat-treating the metal in a high-temperature vacuum furnace, these reactive elements are removed from the heat treating chamber and heated to the appropriate temperature to achieve desired properties. As in the case with traditional heat treating, the metal is quickly cooled to below 400 degrees but in the case of vacuum heat treatment, an inert gas such as Argon is used.
Vacuum Heat Treating Processes and Capabilities:
Max capacity: 31 cubic feet / .87 cubic meters
Max heating temperature: 2400°F / 1315°C
The typical temperature cooled down to: 150°F / 65°C
Advantages of Vacuum Heat Treatment:
No oxidation, decarbonization, or carbon inside the workpiece.
Has high thermal efficiency
Improved plasticity, toughness, and fatigue strength of the material and overall properties
MetalTek International has in-house vacuum heat treating capabilities to save you time and money since there is no need to subcontract to a third party. MetalTek International… Because You Demand More Than Metal.