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Vacuum Hardening/Tempering/Annealing

National Metal Processing

About the process:

Process uses low atmospheric pressure instead of a protective gas atmosphere. Suitable for tool and die and stainless steel work.

 

Advantages:

  • Prevents surface reactions (scaling and decarburization)
  • Can be used to add a surface layer to parts
  • Can be used to remove surface contaminants
  • Process does not require furnace conditioning or carbon potential control of prepared atmospheres

 

Equipment/Capabilities

  • Ipsen 100-lb. capacity, 2-bar rapid quenching capability.