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 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.
Over the years we have cryo treated many different applications from almost every industry. The processing of audio equipment has become a mainstay for our cryogenic treatment business. In 2007 and 2008 we cryo treated 10,000+ audio tubes, over a ton of speaker wire, several hundred amplifiers and thousands of connectors. Since that time, the […]
Every Friday we start our processor and complete a weekend run. We load the parts in and then set our process parameters for the run. We use ramps that go down no more than a degree per minute and we hold all the parts at -300°F for a total of 24 hours. Upon completion of […]