Selective Induction Hardening
Selective Induction Hardening is an accelerated heating process that targets precise areas of a steel or iron alloy, making it possible to reach high-grade hardness levels in these places without affecting other regions. It’s an attractive alternative for many industries where localized hardening might be advantageous–such as the aerospace industry.
Because induction hardening is not a batch process (typically, a single piece is hardened at a time), the hardening machines may be located within production cells, allowing for continuous process flow.
As with any process, hardening is also a function of time and temperature, and induction hardening typically uses shorter times and higher temperatures to achieve results equivalent to furnace tempered. Our engineers can offer a complimentary evaluation of your application and will consult you regarding your particular manufacturing requirements.