Vacuum Processing









  • Annealing, bright annealing, solution annealing, normalizing, carbide conditioning, thermal shocking, stress relieving & post-weld heat treating
  • Hardening tool steels, P/M tool steels, stainless steels & superalloys
  • Precipitation (age) hardening stainless steels, Ni-based & Ti-based superalloys
  • Vacuum tempering

Process Capabilities

  • Annealing, neutral hardening & precipitation hardening
  • Meets AMS 2750 (pyrometry), AMS 2759, AMS 2769, CQI-9, ASME Sect VIII, NADCA, etc.
  • Work zones up to 36” W x 72” L x 36” H
  • Temperatures up to 2200°F
  • Capacities up to 3000 lbs
  • Nitrogen or Argon backfill gases
  • Nitrogen quenching up to 14 bar
  • Rapid quenching or programmed slow cooling
  • Automated process controls via programmable furnace controllers
  • Digital furnace charting (T, t, P)
  • Load thermocouples

Process Features

  • Many tool steels run overnight (including most double draws)
  • Long annealing cycles run over the weekend