Vacuum heat treating is performed to alter the mechanical or chemical properties of a metal:
- Corrosion resistance
- Shear Strength
- Tensile Strength
Benefits of Vacuum Heat Treating
Vacuum furnaces have massive advantages over traditional heat treating methods.
- Reduced distortion
- No weekend idling
- Energy efficient
- Clean, shiny products
- Ideal for high temperature processing
- Increased life cycle of parts
- Adds value to components
- No flammable gases
- Pollution free
- Oxygen free
- Contaminant free
- No health hazards
- Very safe
How Vacuum Heat Treating Works
Heat treating has been used for thousands of years, since we learned how to fabricate metal tools. Depending on the temperature reached, length of time the metal is heated, and rate of cooling, the metal will undergo different mechanical and chemical changes.
Every metal has a different melting point and freezing point. Each desired heat treatment will require precise control over heating and cooling. Vacuum furnaces provide both a wide range of temperatures and tight control over temperature changes.
A manufacturer can get exactly the results they need for any heat treating requirement.