Here at NiTEC, our heat treatments services can be used for stress relieving and de-embrittlement as both pre-plate and post-plate treatments. We often heat treat metals in order to increase their strength and wear resistance.
We also offer high temperature heat treatment solutions for sustained periods, which are used to diffuse the electroless nickel layer into the steel, which gives flexibility to the coating. This process does not affect the increased corrosion protection offered by this type of deposit.
Heat treatment refers to the controlled heating of metals in order to alter their properties without changing their shape.
From the heat treatment of specialist nickel alloy grades, to stress relieving of mild steel fabrications, the heat treatment services at NiTEC are monitored to ensure the highest quality.
Our heat treatment furnaces
The heat treatment facility at NiTEC has furnaces with ranges of 0 – 700°C. Furnace 1 has dimensions of 1.5m x 1.5m x 2m high, and furnace 2 has dimensions of 1.7m x 1.7m x 2.2m high.
The staff at NiTEC use chart recording equipment to monitor the temperature changes of both the furnace and the work. This enables us to create heat treatment profiles which determine shotblasting solutions for many different requirements.
Our monitoring also ensures the material achieves the required temperature for the required time, in turn eliminating heat sinks on larger components or mixed loads. Small components can be loaded onto shelves to maximise the heat treatment capacity and minimise the cost of the treatment for our customers.