Heat Treating

What is Heat Treating?

Heat Treating is a process used to alter the properties of metal to make it more resilient or more malleable through controlled vacuum heating and slow cooling. Heat treating can be done before or after the production process depending on the custom specifications for the part and is broken down into three main phases: the heating stage, the soaking stage, and the cooling stage. Brazing, a genre of heat treating, is the process of joining two or more parts or subassemblies together by melting metal or alloy at the fabricated edges to permanently connect the parts.

Types of heat treating offered:

  • Vacuum furnace heat treating
  • Hardening of tool steels, stainless steels
  • Vacuum brazing
  • Vacuum annealing
  • Vacuum tempering

Benefits of Heat Treating

Heat treating causes the molecules in metal to reform, making it stronger, more resistant to abrasions and cracking, and able to withstand higher levels of pressure. The heat treating process can harden metals on the surface or all the way through, making them more wear resistant. Heat treating can also soften the metal on a molecular level to facilitate forming, extruding, or drawing of the material to accommodate your specific application.

Why Choose GLPS?

GLPS has the knowledge and experience to deliver your custom part to exact specifications every time. Trust the team at GLPS with all your heat treating needs, regardless of your industry. The majority of our products are proudly made in the USA*.

*All of our manufacturing, assembly, and finishing is completed in the U.S.A from high-quality metals and other raw materials, the majority of which are also made in the U.S.A.   From time to time we may source steel and other metals from Canada or other countries to offer our customers lower prices or where particular metals are not manufactured in the U.S.A. If having a product “all or virtually all” made in the U.S.A. is important to you, please let us know and if we can complete your order with entirely made in the U.S.A. materials, we will be happy to do so. We can also provide certificates, showing the place of origin of the metal, if requested at the time your order is placed”.