Category Archives: Cryogenic Treatment

cryogenic shrink fitting

Cryogenic Shrink Fitting for Tight Tolerance Parts

Shrink fitting uses temperature to change the dimensions of parts so that components fit and hold together. This joining technique is used in sub-assemblies to create a tight, interference fit between inner and outer components so that relative motion won’t occur or force can be transmitted from one part to another. Common shrink fitting applications […]

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Vacuum Tubes

Cryogenic Treatment for Vacuum Tubes

Vacuum tubes that are cryogenically treated can improve sound quality in music and audio applications. Cryogenic treatment, a process that modifies the micro-structure of metals by subjecting them to ultra-cold temperatures as -300° F, is commonly used to increase the durability and wear resistance of steels but can also maximize the sonic performance of electrical […]

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Cryogenic Treatment for Turbochargers

Cryogenic Treatment for Turbochargers

The cryogenic treatment of turbochargers can extend the life and improve the performance of turbo parts made of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, or stainless steel alloys. During this computer-controlled process, the temperature of the turbocharger is gradually reduced to -300° F and then kept at this cryogenic temperature for 24 hours. By promoting the transformation of […]

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cryogenic treatment of tool steels

Cryogenic Treatment of Tool Steels

The cryogenic treatment of tool steels reduces the percentage of retained austenite (RA) that remains after heat treatment and increases the amount of martensite. Using a computer-controlled program, cryogenic metal treatment gradually reduces the temperature of tool steels to -300° F and keeps them at this cryogenic temperature for 24 hours. By promoting the transformation […]

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Cryogenic Treatment of Heat Treated Metal: Five Benefits

The cryogenic treatment of heat-treated metal is a one-time, permanent process that helps to eliminate residual stresses in metal components. Residual stress in materials is caused by a variety of things, including the actual formation of the metal, machining or casting, and the heat treatment process itself.  It is thought that after metal is formed […]

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