HTI: The Go-To Heat Treat Specialists

HTI: The Go-To Heat Treat Specialists

Chico Rodriguez, President and Matt Gluth, HTIChico Rodriguez, President and Matt Gluth
By definition, Austempering is a hardening process for medium to high carbon steels and alloy steels wherein, the materials are heated to the hardening temperature and quenched in a molten salt bath. The material transforms isothermally to achieve a bainitic structure.

Austempering offers better mechanical properties that include higher ductility, toughness, reduced distortion, shortened overall cycle time, resistance to shock and fatigue stresses in ferrous alloys. Provided that the alloy has sufficient harden ability, Austempering can even be an ideal substitute for traditional quench and temper operations. In many cases re-striking or sorting may be eliminated as a result of the Austempering Process due to the low distortion and clean surface. Over the last decade, Austempering has become the preferred heat treatment when toughness, ductility, low distortion and scale-free are the main requirements of the end product. With the market increasingly moving towards adopting this niche heat treatment, there is a growing need for specialists who can offer this service with outstanding quality and a competitive price point. This is precisely where HTI the ‘Heat Treat Specialists’ come into the picture.

Founded in 1976, HTI is one of the largest commercial Austempering companies in the US. With four continuous wire mesh belt Austempering furnaces and a strong focus on providing quality, efficiency and service, the company has gained an excellent reputation in the market and is currently the go-to heat treating partner for clients across the country. HTI focuses on aquick turnaround - which is pivotal for customers, especially in the current pandemic situation.

“At HTI, quality and service are paramount. We strive to offer our clients the highest possible quality using a vast array of processing methods and technology. Based on our years of experience and innovation and framed within the ISO9001:2015 and CQI-9 Standards, our systems ensure the highest quality while offering very low distortion on high-hardness on parts normally not achievable with traditional Austempering.” says Chico Rodriguez, President, HTI.

We take great pride in our experience, knowledge, and capabilities. We are dedicated to giving clients the highest quality heat treating value


What makes HTI unique in this market is its ability to offer personalized service wherein, each customer is given special attention regardless of size or location. HTI works alongside their clients to innovate in any way possible to ensure 100% client satisfaction. According to Rodriguez, instances are aplenty where the company worked in liaison with its clients to “create a processing recipe” that competitors have not considered or were willing to offer. HTI has also added metal finishing with their large volume barrel tumblers to increase value to their safety restraint customers.

The company’s technology and approach to business is augmented by its team of experienced technical professionals who are committed to accommodating the customer’s needs 24/7. “We take great pride in our experience, knowledge, and capabilities. We are dedicated to giving our clients the highest quality heat treating value. We stand ready to help clients with their challenging and delicate heat-treating needs. ,” says Rodriguez.

Given such a value proposition, it is no surprise that HTI has been busy serving its clients year-round—even with the pandemic having a huge impact on their staff. This resonates their dedication towards ensuring their client’s success. To maintain this edge, HTI is in the process of implementing new solutions based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as well as looking for opportunities to automate where possible. Not only will this help them price competitively and enhance productivity, but will improve their quality to an even greater extent—which is essentially giving customers what they need.

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HTI

Company
HTI

Headquarters
Logansport, IN

Management
Chico Rodriguez, President and Matt Gluth

Description
HTI is a commercial Austempering company specializing in the Austemper heat treating process.Founded in 1976, HTI is one of the largest commercial Austempering companies in the US. With four continuous wire mesh belt Austempering furnaces and a strong focus on providing quality, efficiency and service, the company has gained an excellent reputation in the market and is currently the go-to heat treating partner for clients across the country. HTI focuses on a quick turnaround - which is pivotal for customers, especially in the current pandemic situation