Vacuum Normalizing

Quality Steel Treating offers vacuum normalizing as part of its range of metal processing services. This treatment addresses the internal stresses that form in metal when it is machined, cast, forged, formed or otherwise processed. Normalizing is commonly used to strengthen ferrous metals in the automotive and tool and die industries. It is also used to strengthen mild steel equipment, components and parts produced for the construction industry, such as girders, nuts and bolts.

Advantages of Vacuum Normalizing

Vacuum normalizing involves ferrous (iron) metals like cast iron and various grades of steel, including mild steel, stainless steel, high tensile steel and medium carbon steel. The metals are heated to specific temperatures, and then cooled in absolutely still air. The heating temperature and time spent cooling depends on the thickness and exact type of metal being normalized. Through vacuum normalizing, not only are internal stresses removed from the steel and other iron metals, but they also achieve maximum toughness. As a result, parts that are comprised of normalized metal are highly resistant to impact and other external stresses that create wearing, breakage and failure. When normalized, metals are much tougher than they are in any other state.

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Construction Equipment Leverages Metal Heat Treating & Brazing to Improve Durability

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