ATRONA has assisted more than 50 commercial and captive heat treat companies and departments with heat treating technology, processes, heat treating recipes, and best practices to reduce volumetric change and distortion. We have even assisted heat treat companies with full compliance to ISO registration. Besides heat treat assistance we have also assisted heat treaters with setting up their own metallurgical labs and helped with establishing processes and procedures for those labs including training the staff to handle daily routine testing. If you are a commercial heat treater or a captive department within a manufacturing company call us to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals, cut waste, and improve quality.
Heat Treat Assistance: ATRONA Test Labs has extensive experience in heat treat processes and determining best heat treat process to achieve desired goals. Reducing heat treat distortion is one of our strengths which comes from years of assisting customers and knowing what works and what does not work. At the same time we are practical about our recommendations and know how to reduce distortion and fix problems without increasing cost. Call us for a private consultation and let us help you solve a heat treat issue.
Evaluating Heat Treat Costs: Five of our clients have decided to shut down their heat treat departments and outsource to commercial heat treaters. We helped in this process for a smooth transition through recommending heat treaters, quality evaluations, establishing heat treat recipes, establishing metallurgical specifications, and provided training for inspectors on uniform receiving inspection of heat treated components.
Process Development: Our Principal Metallurgist is a heat treat expert. He has assisted clients in developing a variety of heat treatments, including simple low carbon steel components, alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels, non ferrous metals, and exotic steels such as stainless tool steels, and XD materials similar to Vasco and Pyroware. We can provide process development assistance in the following:
- Induction/Flame Hardening
- Stress Relieving
- Ferrous Material Heat Treating
- Stainless and Tool Steel Heat Treating
Problem Solving: Is your heat treat supplier or your heat treat operation not performing consistently by not giving you the quality or dimensional stability you expect? We can help. We have solved many problems related to:
- Metallurgical Defects
- Metallurgical Specifications
- New Heat Treat Techniques/Processes
- Induction Hardening Problems
Heat Treat Problem Solving
ATRONA's heat treat metallurgists/experts can assist you with the following:
1 - Distortion
2 - Writing Specifications
3 - Heat Treat Recipes
4 - Training
5 - Set up a lab