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 […]
Cryogenic treatment for cutting tools enhances the performance and extends the life of metal tooling that is used in drilling, milling, turning, facing, and other manufacturing and machining operations.
Cryogenic treatment for engines relieves residual stresses in the metal caused by casting, forging, or machining operations. Cryogenic engine treatment also improves wear resistance and heat dissipation.
Cryogenic treatment for gun barrels reduces residual stresses in the metal for faster velocity and tighter, more consistent groupings. This article describes four firearms experiments with before-and-after data for a Ruger Mini-16 Ranch Rifle, P320 Compact, P320 XFive, and two AR-15 barrels.
The cryogenic treatment of gun barrels is a permanent way to eliminate residual stresses that can affect performance. The benefits include reduced friction, heat, and wear along with easier gun cleaning, better muzzle velocity, and increased accuracy.