January 26, 2016

Metal Finishing Steel Heat Treat

Metal Finishing Company began development of its heat treating facility in August 2012 when the plans were made for an aluminum heat treating plant to be added to Metal Finishing’s Murdock campus. By 2014 the decision to begin expanding into the steel processing was initiated and since late 2014 the Metal Finishing Steel heat Treat has been flourishing. The steel heat treat started out offering commercial processing for steels, stainless steels, tool steels, and titanium. As of 6/22/15 the steel heat treat was accredited to process Boeing product and on 9/10/15 was accredited with NADCAP certification. The plant has several other Prime Aerospace companies in the process of performing or scheduling audits to accredit the steel facility.

The steel processing is capable of:

  • Carburizing
  • Normalizing
  • Annealing – both full anneal/sub critical,
  • Stress reliving
  • Tempering
  • Aging
  • Precipitation hardening
  • Carbon Restoration in atmosphere or vacuum

The plant is capable of cryogenics from -100 F to -240 F limited only by part dimensions. The heat treat can process parts in integral batch, age, and temper that can fit into a 30” X 48” X 30” box. The vacuums have a working zone of 24”- 36” X 36” – 48” X 24” – 36” depending on unit used in processing. Cryogenics is limited to a 24” X 36” X 24 “work zone currently.

Materials being processed currently:

  • Mild Steels in cold/hot rolled condition
  • Medium to Low Carbon Steels with medium to high
    alloy content
  • Austenitic
  • Martensitic
  • PH Stainless Steel
  • Inconnels
  • Titaniums
  • Tool Steel

The plant is comprised:

  • 2 – Two bar vacuums ( a 3rd in waiting as the business grows)
  • 2 – Integral batch furnaces (a 3rd being refurbished)
  • 1 – Smaller Furnace to meet customer needs
  • 7 – Tempers of Various Sizes

We will soon open a full service lab (projected to open first quarter of 2016). It will provide:

  • Hardness Testing
  • Micro-hardness
  • Case Depth Analysis
  • Decarb
  • Tensile Pull Capabilities

Our future looks bright as we will have continued growth and will be moving towards processing capabilities in induction capabilities, low temperature nitriding, and brazing. We plan on expanding the work zone sizes in cryogenics, aging, annealling, and stress relieving as well. With these processing capabilities Metal Finishing Company is beyond a doubt one of, if not the largest one stop processing house in North America and the world for your NDT, Heat Treat, and Pre & Post Finishing needs.


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We invite you to contact us for any of your aerospace finishing product or service needs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our services page, contact us to see how we can create a custom solution for you!

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