In the manufacturing arena, the never-ending demand for high-quality products has given way for a rise in the implementation of ingenious surface engineering solutions as part of product design. It is imperative for production units to maintain utmost scrutiny while selecting raw materials for surface treatment as that is critical for a product’s resistance to corrosion from wear and tear and other vital properties. However, a hurdle for the manufacturers is a lack of understanding that is required for the successful utilization of heat treatment processes that can substantially improve their design and production operational workflows.
Although heat-treating is an integral part of the manufacturing process, the alteration from the legacy button control structure to a digital user interface has most operators at crossroads in making the right choices. With even the slightest of mishaps proving to be costly, it is important that they are properly trained to ensure that they are working optimally and in adherence to all regulatory norms. As more manufacturers move toward specialist heat treatment methods and techniques, there is a growing need for technology vendors that can offer these services with outstanding quality and competitive price points. The new techniques offer better mechanical properties that can induce higher ductility, toughness, reduced distortion, shortened overall cycle time, resistance to shock and fatigue stresses in ferrous alloys. Not unique to metals, these heat treatment technology solutions are capable of effectively treating glass and petrochemical material that are used in the manufacturing process as well.
In our constant quest to assist our readers to find the right technology partners for their many digitalization ventures, we highlight the best heat treating solution and service providers. The companies listed in this edition of the magazine are those vendors that are experienced in the heat treatment arena, and are committed to accommodate manufacturers requirements 24/7. In addition, industry experts also provide insights on the best practices to follow while deploying the latest metal and alloy bending equipment across production units and centers.
We present our “Top 10 Heat Treating Consulting/Service Companies.”