Heat Treating

2008 marked the year in which ITD added another major element of Value Added operations, Austemper Heat Treating.

  • AIAG CQI-9 Compliant
  • Continuous mesh belt
  • 36″ wide belt
  • 1000 Lbs per hour
  • Furnace temperature range 1500 to 1700 degrees F
  • Salt quench temperature range 590 to 710 degrees F

ITD has acquired the best in Heat Treat laboratory equipment to ensure the highest standards of quality. Equipment includes:

  • 3 Wilson Instrument Rockwell Hardness Testers
  • IBG Eddy Liner (Eddy Current Tester)
  • GX41 Olympus Compact inverted Metallurgical Microscope
  • PAX-IT Digital Image Management and Image Analysis System and Digital Microscope Camera
  • LECO Spectra System 1000 Grinder/Polisher
  • LECOPR-25 Semi-Automatic Mounting Press

Advantages of Austempering:

  • Less Distortion
  • Greater Ductility
  • Parts are E-Coat plating friendly due to the clean surface from the salt quench
  • Uniform and consistent Hardness
  • Tougher and More Wear Resistant
  • Higher Impact and Fatigue Strengths
  • Resistance to Hydrogen Embrittlement

Austempering process applications:

  • Material used: SAE 1045 to 1095, 4130, 4140, 5060, 5160, 6150,
  • Material thickness between 0.008 and 0.150 inches,
  • Hardness requirements needed in between HRC 38-52,
  • If material is prone to distortion.