But it’s not cold in our Heat Treatment department! Heat treating is a significant part of the forging process. Anderson Shumaker keeps heat treatment in-house, which saves our clients time and money. Our electronically controlled furnaces ensure both temperature and accuracy, giving us control on variables and documentation.
We use heat treating to optimize our products’ mechanical and physical properties. While many people think heating only hardens metal, these treatments are also used to soften metal. This allows operations such as deep drawing, cold forging, and machining. When a product needs increased strength and wear resistance, Anderson Shumaker employs hardening and tempering treatments. Heat treating can also develop hard surfaces with ductile base materials.
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