ThermTech is proud to offer water hardening of steel components, forgings, machined parts and tooling. Water quench hardening is typically used for low alloy steel grades that require a very rapid quench rate to achieve desired hardness.
Capabilities for Water Hardening of Steel Components
Process for Water Quench Hardening Steel
The process of water quench hardening for steel is as follows:
Recommendations from ThermTech to Minimize Distortion
In cases where parts are especially distortion sensitive but still require the superior depth of hardness provided by water quenching, ThermTech will create a custom water quench process to minimize or eliminate distortion issues while still achieving the required material properties. In cases where distortion is a primary concern, please consider our other quench methods which include polymer quench hardening, oil quench hardening, or marquenching.
ThermTech water hardening processes castings made from a wide variety of steel grades. Some of the most common processes we offer are:
Please be aware that lower final hardness ranges that require tempering temperatures above 900°F may result in temper oxide formation on most steel grades. ThermTech offers a variety of blasting services for machined parts to remove any oxide formation and improve the surface finish.GET A FREE QUOTE