Induction Heat Treating FAQ

What services do you provide?

Our main services are induction hardening, induction annealing, induction tempering, induction brazing and furnace tempering. We also provide stress relieving, oil quenching, normalizing and consulting/developmental services.

What is induction heating and how does it work?

Induction heating is a heat treating process that allows very targeted metal heat treating by electromagnetic induction. The process relies on induced electrical currents within the material to produce heat. 

What are the biggest benefits of using induction heating?

Induction heating only heats specific areas of the part, granting a tight control of the heating pattern. For instance, if just the teeth of a gear needs to be heat treated, induction heating would be a great option. Because it does not heat the whole part, it has a faster turnaround time than other heat treating processes and has the capability of yielding higher quality parts. Induction heating is best for high volume jobs because the heat treating times are short, so it increases production and reduces labor costs. Induction is best suited for shallower depths, it is by definition a “case hardening” process.

Are there any environmental benefits to induction heating?

There is a significant energy-saving benefit to induction heating because the induction heating power supply can be turned on and off at the beginning and end of use. Furnace heating techniques require more energy because it must be supplied continuously to maintain temperature in the furnace for the heat treating parameters required.

What types of metal do you heat treat?

Steel and powdered metals are the biggest kinds of metal we heat treat.

Do you have size requirements?

We are flexible with these specifications, but our typical jobs are parts that are 20 pounds or less. We have processed parts with of up to ½” of case depth if the hardenability of the material is suitable.

Are there sizes that cannot be heated by induction?

We are capable of working with our partners but at present our machines allow 50” in height and 14” x 14” for length and width.

What is your turnaround time?

Our standard turnaround time is a few weeks.

What are your hours of operations?

Our office hours are 8-5 p.m. Our production runs Monday-Friday.

Where are you located?

We have three locations in Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina.

What is your typical service radius?

Our average service radius is 100-300 miles around a location, but varies depending on the need.

How can I request a quote?

Please give us a call at 330-483-4650 or fill out this form.

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