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Quick Turnaround on Precipitation Hardening

"Commercial heat treater Metals Engineering, Inc. provides precipitation hardening services with turnaround times that rank among the quickest in the industry," said a company spokesperson. Metals Engineering, based in Green Bay, WI, performs precipitation hardening of PH grades of stainless steels for a variety of industrial applications including gears, cutlery, shafting, aircraft parts, medical devices and more.

"We have a full range of equipment that can heat PH stainless steels to whatever aging condition the customer specifies," said Ted Kemen, Owner and CEO of Metals Engineering. "The precipitation hardening process yields a product that usually does not need to be machined or ground afterward because it holds its size and shape."

Quality management software enables Metals Engineering technicians to measure key quality data and deliver consistent, repeatable results. The company's furnaces heat parts to temperatures ranging from 900 to 1,150°, with prescribed treatments at 25° increments.

Metals Engineering uses precipitation hardening to treat a variety of PH stainless steels, including 17-4PH, 17-7PH and 15-5 and 13-8.

"PH stainless steel can be hardened by a single low-temperature heat treatment that virtually eliminates surface scaling and distortion," Kemen said. "We are capable of running any of the aging processes on pieces that are up to 102" wide and 228" long."

Metals Engineering is a commercial heat treater, performing a comprehensive set of processes including carburizing and stress relieving for a wide range of industrial applications. The company also offers carbonitriding, a modified version of the carburizing process that leverages the molecular properties of nitrogen in addition to carbon.

For more information contact:

Metals Engineering - Green Bay

1800 South Broadway

Green Bay, WI 54304-4904


Metals Engineering - De Pere

1883 Commerce Drive

De Pere, WI 54115


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