Turning Up the Heat on Component Strength

You have unique product goals, which is why we offer a variety of heat treatment options. After choosing the right raw material for your application, we may then apply different heat treat processes to improve the durability and performance of the metals we employ. Heat treatment ensures that both the mechanical and physical properties are optimized for your application and that the hardness meets your product design requirements.

Heat Treat Options

From traditional heat treating to advanced options, Kondex has what it takes to achieve your product hardness and performance objectives:

  • Austempering: This through-hardening process is used on ferrous alloys to ensure superior product performance. It delivers high ductility at high hardness, improved wear and impact resistance, and greater toughness from its gained bainitic structure.
  • Induction Hardening: Kondex uses this process to harden selective areas of our products. Induction heating is applied to stationary parts, followed by quenching to reach optimal hardness levels specific to each component.
  • Scan Hardening: As a form of induction hardening, this application is used to harden larger components passing through the treatment area.
  • Laser Heat Treating: This innovative technology uses a laser to treat steel and ductile iron material. Laser heat treat can be locally applied to the exact areas of need and can achieve high hardness with a low overall heat.

Before making any heat treat decisions, we’ll first discuss your product goals to determine which option will best meet your performance objectives. Contact us to get the conversation started.