Metal Aging +
Curing Metal Coatings

Quality Steel Treating offers metal aging and curing metal coatings as part of our array of metal treating services. These treatments protect metal parts, components and equipment from stress, heat, wear and corrosion over long periods of time – ultimately improving the part’s performance and life span.

Metal Aging

Metal aging, also called artificial aging, refers to artificially accelerating the aging process in metals to achieve increased levels of hardness, tensile strength and/or an improved elastic limit (the maximum stress that a material will stand before it is permanently warped or deformed). Products comprised of aged metal, such as steel, are:
• Longer-lasting
• Highly durable
• Better able to withstand repeated pulling or stretching from external forces

While aging does occur naturally in metal, it is not always cost-efficient or effective to allow the metal to do so in uncontrolled conditions. For instance, while the metal may increase in hardness, prolonged exposure to oxygen or other gases in the atmosphere might cause unwanted changes in the color or brightness of the metal. As a result, manufacturers rely on Quality Steel Treating’s vacuum aging services to help their metal products leverage all the benefits of aging, without risk of unwanted effects, in a shorter time span.

Often in manufacturing, a metal must be highly ductile, or easily formed or shaped, in order to facilitate the production process. However, once manufacturing is complete, the metal’s hardness must be increased to ensure lasting product performance. Artificial aging accomplishes this objective.

Curing Metal Coatings

For industries such as power generation, in which metal parts and components are exposed to intense heat over long periods of time, protecting from wear and corrosion sometimes requires a special coating. In these instances, the metal coating must be hardened through curing, ensuring it adheres to the part and performs its function for the long-term. Quality Steel Treating performs curing services for a wide range of metal coatings used not only in the production of land-based turbines, but also in the automotive, marine and motor racing industry.

Success Stories

Metal Heat Treating Improves Tool & Die Parts and Components

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Magnetic Shielding Equipment Requires Precision Metal Processing

We know that the magnetic shielding our customers produce is comprised of highly expensive alloys and metal components. That’s one reason our metallurgists and craftsmen practice a get-the-job-right-the-first-time philosophy. Our ability to deliver consistently flawless treatments is why we’re a…
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Construction Equipment Leverages Metal Heat Treating & Brazing to Improve Durability

At Quality Steel Treating, we provide heat treating and brazing services that will ensure your products are built to last. From leak-tight joints to clean and bright assemblies, our staff is focused on achieving metallurgic consistency and delivering quick turnarounds….
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Metal Heat Treatment Improves Technology Components

At Quality Steel Treating, we are proud of our ability to provide precision work to the most exacting specifications. Our heat treatment services enhance high-tech components, while adhering to the strict treatment requirements and assembly specifications demanded by the computer…
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