Vacuum Department

VF DptBefore processing, work is inspected and cleaned to remove any oils or contaminants, in order to prevent discoloration and surface flaws before the heat treating process begins.  Parts are then loaded and sealed into a vacuum chamber.  Once all air is removed, parts are heated to the desired temperature and soaked at heat for the required amount of time.

Loading VF

Temp-Rite Steel Treating vacuum furnaces are equipped with a programmer, which is used to control:

  • Rate of temperature increase
  • Soak Time
  • Rate of cooling

This ensures uniform heating and helps to reduce any variance within the load.  Once ready to quench, the chamber floods with nitrogen while a blower circulates the air to increase uniformity.

Materials selected for bright hardening may include, but are not limited to:

  • Stainless Steels
  • High Speed Steels
  • Hot Working Steels
  • Shock Resistant Steels
  • Air Hardening Steels

Our vacuum furnace services offer you:

  • Minimized distortion
  • Bright, clean, scale-free surfaces
  • Part-to-part process repeatability
  • Environmentally friendly processing