Precipitate the Phase to Strengthen the Material
Precipitation Hardening, also known as Age Hardening, is essentially a process to increase yield strength of malleable materials, where a second phase that begins in solid solution with the matrix metal is precipitated out of solution with the metal as it is quenched, leaving particles of that phase distributed throughout to cause resistance to slip dislocations.
Our experienced team of metallurgists carry out such heat treatment using accurately temperature-controlled muffle furnace, for malleable materials like aluminum alloys, nickel, titanium, stainless steel etc.
ADVANTAGES OF PRECIPITATION HARDENING
Precipitation hardening is achieved by first heating the metal to a temperature where the elements forming the particles are soluble then quenching it, trapping them in a solid solution. The advantages include.
- Relatively low distortion during heat treatment
- Increases yield and tensile strength of most materials
- Increases through hardness
- Enables easier bulk machining
MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR PRECIPITATION HARDENING
- Aluminum and alloys
- Copper and alloys
- Magnesium Alloys
- Nickel alloys
- Stainless Steel
APPLICATION OF PRECIPITATION HARDENING
- Strengthening of metals like aluminum, nickel, stainless steel and titanium
- Hardening gate valves, engine parts, shafts, gears and plungers
- Strengthening balls, bushings, turbine blades, fasteners, molding dies and nuclear waste cracks
- Treating aircraft parts, processing equipment and valve stems
OUR CORE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Inspection, testing and endorsement services for various industries
Conventional and Advance NDT Services
Asset Integrity Management and Field Inspection Services
Post-Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) Services
Mechanical and Welding Qualification Testing
Metallurgical Failure Investigation
Corrosion Investigation and Testing
Analytical Chemical Testing
Rope Access for inspection at heights and "Normally difficult to Access" locations.
Our services are indispensable for the process owners and help them decide the course of action related to their materials, equipment, components for qualification and continued usage through our core services.
OVER THREE DECADES OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Analytical and Technical Laboratory in the Middle East having Metallurgy, Mechanical Testing, Chemical Testing,
NDT, Marine Survey, Field Inspection, Asset Integrity Services and PWHT facilities all under one roof that employs over 100 professionals. And Versatile Integrated Quality Management System and International Approvals.