Vacuum Age Hardening

Vacuum Age Hardening Services

Minimal Distortion, Bright Results

Certain metal alloys may be strengthened by a relatively low temperature process called precipitation age hardening.   As in annealing, brazing, and stress relieving, vacuum age hardening may assure the parts remain bright at the outset.  Precise temperature control is paramount in vacuum age hardening and many times Nadcap accreditation and ITAR registration are requirements.

 

Unique Capabilities

  • Large furnace capacity (up to 48 feet)
  • Vacuum levels to 1×10-6 torr
  • Hardness testing
  • On-site metallurgical test lab
  • Conformance to AMS and MIL specifications
  • Production or one-off jobs
  • Cryogenic stabilization processing

 

Materials Processed

  • 17-4PH/15-5PH Stainless Steel
  • 17-7/15-7 PH Stainless Steel
  • 13-8MO, A-286
  • AM350/355
  • Custom 450/455/465
  • Maraging Alloys
  • Inconel Alloy 718
  • Inconel Alloy X-750
  • And many others!

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