Technical Resources

Aerospace and Defense Purchase Order Requirements

In order to supply you with the best turnaround possible for your aerospace product, we have outlined a handful of requirements which need to be included…

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Aerospace Prime Approvals

Aerospace Prime Approvals for Wadsworth, OH  

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Annealing

The annealing process involves heating up the material slightly above its austenitizing temperature and then controlled cooling it from there. In annealing, the material can be…

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Continuous Furnace Solution Heat Treat

Continuous roller hearth furnaces are typically designed to process high volume products that require the same process time and temperature. Parts are loaded in containers that…

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Drop Bottom Furnace Solution Heat Treating

Drop bottom furnaces utilize a carriage to set heat treat containers on during the solution process. The carriage is suspended by chains and is hoisted into…

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Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC)

FNC produces a compound layer on the surface of the parts typically .0001”-.0015”. The compound layer is formed by diffusing nitrogen and carbon into the surface…

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Hyperquench Solution Heat Treating

The HyperQuench process is conducted in an electric drop bottom furnace. Aluminum parts are loaded into the HyperQuench racking system and lifted into the furnace hydraulically.…

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Isothermal Anneal

Isothermal anneal is a two-stage process involving austenitizing the material first at preferred temperature and subsequently cooling to and holding at a specific temperature to complete…

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NitroSteel Complete Resource Guide

Have you been challenged to design a better product? Count on NitroSteel®, the experts in ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC), for performance that’s vastly superior to chrome plating.…

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Nitrosteel FAQ’s

NitroSteel products and chrome-plated products utilize the same base metals and would be machined in a similar fashion. The hardened surface wear layer and light shallow…

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Normalizing

Normalizing is a type of annealing in which steel is austenitized (heated above a critical temperature), held for a specified time, and then cooled in air.…

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Phosphate and Lube Coating

Phosphates are available in light and heavy versions with a base of zinc, iron or manganese. In addition, there are several types of lubrications available like…

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Pickle and Oil

Stage 1 – Pickling: The purpose of pickling is to remove contaminates from the surface of the steel such as scale, stains, or rust. Sulfuric acid…

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Precision Air Quench

Distortion control and dimensional stability Ability to process thinner walled aluminum castings and stampings Improved mechanical properties; ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, and % elongation Increased…

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Premier Thermal Capabilities by Plant

Premier Thermal provides comprehensive metal treatment solutions for your most challenging products. We treat ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and serve as your expert partner every step…

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Quench And Temper

Quench and Temper process provides strength and toughness throughout the part being processed. It is a two- stage heat treat process that includes hardening and tempering…

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Shot Blasting

Shot blasting is the process in which a blasting media (shot) is used to clean the surface of steel, eliminating old coatings, rust, scale, etc.

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Spheroidize Annealing

Spheroidize annealing produces microstructure of globular carbides in a ferritic matrix. This microstructure is achieved in a few different ways:

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Construction/Heavy Equipment

Construction/Heavy Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Timken

Typical Applications

  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Mixers
  • Graders
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
Material Handling

Material Handling

Typical Applications

  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic Lifts

Medical Equipment

End Users Include

  • GE
  • Stryker

Typical Applications

  • Dentistry
  • Medical furniture
  • Surgical equipment
Wire Rope

Wire Rope

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Heavy Truck

Heavy Truck (Class 8)

End Users Include

  • Meritor
  • Volvo

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Hitch
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems
Defense

Military/Defense

End Users Include

  • Bell
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sikorsky

Typical Applications

  • Firearms
  • Missile Systems
  • Aircraft Components
  • Avionics
  • Naval Systems
  • Ground Support Vehicles
  • Space
  • Manned Aerial Vehicle
  • Armament Systems
  • All Terrain Vehicles

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Railway

Railway

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Hitch Systems
  • Ramp Systems
  • Turbo Systems
Recreational Equipment

Recreational Equipment

Typical Applications

  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Suspension Systems
  • Transmission Systems
Mobile equipment

Mobile Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • BOSS

Typical Applications

  • Graders
  • Haulers
  • Refuse Trucks
  • Salt Trucks
  • Snow Plows
Energy

Energy

End Users Include

  • FMC
  • GE

Typical Applications

  • Fracking
  • Gas and Oil
  • Seismic Imagining
  • Solar
  • Wind Turbine
Agriculture

Agriculture

End Users Include

  • CAT
  • John Deere

Typical Applications

  • Drill Equipment
  • Harvesters
  • Hay & Forage Equipment
  • Irrigation & Crop Processing Equipment
  • Planting Equipment
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Tractors

Marine

End Users Include

  • Mercury Marine
  • Seakeeper

Typical Applications

  • Anchor Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Propeller Systems
Aerospace

Aerospace

End Users Include

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SpaceX
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Typical Applications

  • Aircraft Body
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Interior Cabin
  • Landing Gear
  • Propulsion Systems

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Auto

Automotive

End Users Include

  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Tesla
  • Toyota

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems