What is Cryogenic Treatment?
Cryogenic Treatment is a process that strengthens and improves the mechanical properties of metal materials. The material is exposed to a subzero temperature, as cold as -300ºF, reducing the amount of retained austenite and transforming it to a martensitic state. Cryogenic treatment results in increased strength, dimensional stability, and relief of stress.
Benefits of Cryogenic Treatment
- Reduces retained austenite and transforms to martensite
- Increases strength of part and decreases fracturing or shear
- Decreases brittleness
- Gives dimensional stability
- Relaxes internal stresses
- Decreases abrasive wear
- Extends part life
- Parts less prone to warping
- Reduced vibrations
- Can be used with other treatments such as carburizing, TiN & more
Common Applications & Materials for Cryogenics
Common applications for cryogenics include, but are not limited to: Automotive (clutches, brake rotors, camshaft axles, bearings, etc.); Firearms (barrels, slides, receivers, etc.); Consumer Sporting Goods (golf clubs, baseball bats); Marine (boat propellers, gears, shafts, etc.) and Cutting tools such as knives, blades, drill bits & more.
Some common materials include: Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Titanium, Nickel Alloys and some Plastics.
- CONVENIENCE. Advanced Heat Treat Corp. offers a wide array of surface treatments, providing a one-stop-shop for your metallurgical needs
- EXPERIENCE. Over 40 years of heat treat experience
- TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. Seven metallurgists on-staff and 53% of employees with over 10 years of heat treat experience
- LOCATION. Locations in Iowa, Alabama and Michigan (cryogenics is only offered in Iowa at this time)
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