Metal Hardening:
Bright Hardening + Precipitation Hardening

Quality Steel Treating offers metal hardening as part of our menu of metal processing services. Since hardness is the degree to which metal resists being deformed either through bending, buckling, warping or wear over time, this treatment can significantly improve a metal part or components’ ability to endure repeated, consistent or high-intensity impact, usage, wear or corrosion over time. Typically, hardening involves heating metal to a specific temperature and then cooling it in a medium such as oil or water. We specialize in bright hardening and precipitation hardening.

Advantages of Hardening Metal

One of the most common causes of erosion is a metal’s consistent exposure to steam, water and other corrosive substances. For this reason, hardening is particularly beneficial to manufacturers in the aerospace and defense, power generation, automotive and agriculture and food production industries, where equipment and products are frequently exposed to these damaging substances and are expected to consistently carry out repeated cycles.  Hardening metal can be crucial to a product’s functionality or marketability. Manufacturers may require metal hardening to ultimately increase a product’s:

  • Durability and strength
  • Resistance to shock and impact
  • Resistance to wear by friction
  • Resistance to exposure

Metal Hardening Services

  • Bright Hardening  eliminates oxidation and retains the metal’s surface color
  • Precipitation Hardening creates strong aluminum, nickel, cobalt and copper-based alloys
Success Stories

Metal Heat Treating Improves Tool & Die Parts and Components

Quality Steel Treating’s heat treating services help companies to create tools and dies that not only perform to top standards, but that also resist cracking and wear during repeated use. We are proficient in applying nitriding, bright hardening and other…

Metal Heat Treating & Brazing Strengthen Marine Equipment

Whether your products are found in the deepest recesses of the ocean, or on a fishing boat in a recreational lake, Quality Steel Treating will ensure your metal products are treated to withstand the corrosive conditions of the marine environment….

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…

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….

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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