Vacuum Metal Stress Relieving

Vacuum Metal Stress Relieving

Minimized Distortion, Bright Results

Welding, machining, milling, and cold working all induce stresses within materials.  These stresses will cause unstable dimensional control downstream if not relieved thermally.  Vacuum metal stress relieving is normally performed after rough machining, prior to final machining.  Solar’s vacuum metal stress relieving produces bright, clean surface finishes, therefore often the part is stress relieved in a near net shape.


Unique Capabilities

  • State of the art vacuum furnaces from lab-sized to 48 feet long and 150,000 pound load capacity
  • Inert gas backfilling to keep parts bright
  • Operating temperatures up to 3600°F to within ±10°F
  • Load sensor capabilities up to 48 thermocouples
  • Advanced microprocessor controls for repeatability
  • Patented load car design for both heavy loads and part stability


Materials Processed

  • Stainless Steels
  • Alloy Steels
  • Tool Steels
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Titanium Alloys
  • Nickel Alloys


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