Although any load is dependent upon material, geometry, and quenchability, our capabilities are versatile enough to accommodate most tool steel, stainless steel, and other unusual processes associated with heat treating.
Our Services & Capabilities
County Heat Treat’s aluminum treating department consists of four furnaces. Three are capable of solution treating and aging and one is solely for aging. Dimensions and heating capabilities for the solution and aging furnaces are as follows:
60″ x 60″ x 60″ 1100 degrees F maximum
64″ x 120″ x 62″ 1050 degrees F maximum
72″ x 102″ x 80″ 1450 degrees F maximum
52″ X 72″ X 80″ 550 degrees F maximum
We offer the choice of air blasting or water quenching and have full straightening capabilities.
The process of fitting a piece into a hole that is smaller than the piece itself. This is done by cooling the insert in liquid Nitrogen, causing it to shrink slightly, and heating the other piece, causing it to expand. The parts are then assembled. When the assembled parts reach room temperature, they will be fit together.
County has four vacuum furnaces used for hardening tool steels, stainless steels, brazing and solution annealing. Our vacuum furnace capacity is able to meet the most demanding needs.
Unfortunately, distortion is an unavoidable product of heat treating. This may be caused by any number of factors:
Depending on each individual’s job requirements, our Straightening Department uses hot and cold straightening, peen hammering or spot straightening to bring the product within finishing tolerances.
CHT operator loads a plastic injection molding screw to be nitrided into one of our two nitriding furnaces. CHT’s nitriding furnaces are able to process parts up to 115 inches long and 38 inches in diameter, including stainless steel.