Heat Treating can assist any production shop, job shop, hobbyist and more with getting their machined parts ready for production quickly. Owning your own oven allows you to Heat Treat on your time and not have to wait for the Heat Treating Facility.
What is heat treating?Heat treating can improve the strength, durability and reduce wear on material. It is the process of heating metal to a certain temperature, ramping the temperature(s) at a certain rate of time, soaking or holding it at the temperature(s) and then cooling it.
Why heat treat?The purpose of heat treating is to bring steel to a hardened state. The correct hardness depends on the application of the steel being treated.
Why would I want my own oven to heat treat?The main reason you would want to do your own heat treating is to save time and money. Heat treating facilities can often be backed up, expensive and require certain size batches of material to be done at one time.
When should I heat treat?Heat treating should be done anytime you need a material to be hard enough to hold up to wear and tear through continuous mechanical abrasion, yet be flexible enough to stand up to forceful use without breaking.