Heat Treatment

The majority of our research is in the area of vacuum and oil quenching of tool steels. Heat treating furnaces are available for quenching and tempering of steels, solutioning and aging of non-ferrous alloys. Air, vacuum and protective gas atmospheres.

Many of our studies are performed at commercial heat treating plants.


  • Solutioning and aging of aluminum and magnesium alloys
  • Quenching and tempering of steels

Areas of Specilization

  • Heat treating studies of die steels
  • Measurement of cooling rates in die blocks
  • Oil quenching of die steels
  • Vacuum quenching of die casting dies
  • Distortion studies of die steels during oil and vacuum quenching