Heat Treatment Services

A Most Demanding Job
Heat Treatment Services

A Most Demanding Job

According to Bob Hill President, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently partnered with a customer for one of their most demanding jobs ever attempted. The customer was searching for a facility that could process sixteen bars weighing a total of 10,693 pounds to be vacuum thermally processed at 2500±12°F for 168 hours (7 days). This recrystallization anneal cycle was to be performed on...

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Vacuum Heat Treating in Aluminum

Advances in vacuum furnace gas quenching processing continue to expand the materials that benefit from this technology. Fabricators of aluminum are discovering the benefits of minimized distortion and clean parts that vacuum processing offers. Solar Atmospheres, Hermitage, PA, recently solution aged 6061 aluminum from 0 to a T6 condition. This task was accomplished because of the plant's 12 foot...

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Vacuum Heat Treating Tanks for Space

Since repair trips are usually not an option, space vehicles require manufacturing and processing expertise. Solar Atmospheres' proficiency in vacuum heat treating responded to the processing requirements of space tank manufacturer ARDE, Norwood, NJ. ARDE has manufactured over 4000 spaceflight and missile tanks, but required heat treating capabilities to improve production and meet metallurgical...

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Full Production Vacuum Carburizing Offered by Solar Atmospheres

Three years of intense research and engineering have lead to the production of Solar Manufacturingfs Low Torr Vacuum Carburizing furnace. Now operating at Solar Atmospheresf Eastern PA commercial heat treating facility, the furnace has successfully carburized thousands of parts in the 24 x 24 x 72 chamber. Vacuum carburizing extends tool or part life by attaining a specified case and core...

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Laser-Based Process delivers oven-less annealing.
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Laser-Based Process delivers oven-less annealing.

Oven-less process, used for annealing glass coatings, involves laser beam swept over surface to anneal coating applied to glass. Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) is limited, and material can be handled relatively soon after annealing is complete. Process promotes light transmission efficiency while reducing electrical surface resistance and preventing delamination. It also performs recrystalization of...

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Dongbei Special Steel Group Awards Linde State-of-the-Art Furnace Contract

Linde to deliver the world's first REBOX® oxyfuel furnace for stainless steel wire annealing London, UK - 18th October 2007 - Dongbei Special Steel Group, located in Liaoning province, China, has awarded the Gases Division of The Linde Group a contract for a new state-of-the-art annealing furnace for stainless steel wire. The installation will be the worldÂ--s first application of...

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Cut and Bevel Pipe up to 63" Diameter with a Single Lightweight, Portable Machine
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Cut and Bevel Pipe up to 63" Diameter with a Single Lightweight, Portable Machine

CS Unitec is a leader in power tools designed for industrial applications, with products that set the standard for robust performance and industry-leading reliability. Adding to our long list of innovation is a new line of pipe cutting machines. For cutting and beveling pipe up to 2" in thickness and diameters from 12" to 63", no other cutting system comes close. See our video to learn more.

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