Age Hardening/ Precipitation Hardening
Age hardening of precipitation hardening grades such as 17-4PH is available in a number of furnaces of varied size, to grades such as H900, H1150 and so on. All furnaces used for age hardening are surveyed and certified to required uniformity ranges (AMS 2759D). Typically, age hardening can be performed on finish machined parts, as dimensional change is minimal. Material should be in the solution annealed condition prior to age hardening, however parts can be re-processed to a higher age temper (such as from H900 to H1150).
- stress relieving, normalizing
- glass bead or shot blasting
- metallurgical lab services
- prototype testing & assessment
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Thermex has installed a new pit furnace using a fast oil quench to handle to the wide range of part sizes, shapes and material grades that come through our shop.
A new endothermic atmosphere generator has arrived at Thermex Metal Treating. This new addition is part of Thermex's commitment to the latest in atmosphere control technology.
Normalizing is a heat treatment process that is used to make a metal more ductile and tough after it has been subjected to thermal or mechanical hardening processes.