New Heat Treatment Plant
The heat treatment of castings alters the microstructure of material, thus benefitting the working life of the component without changing the shape.
CFL have always offered heat treatment as part of their services and this has been done via sub-contractors. We have now invested in our own Heat Treatment plant.
Our electric elemnet 'Top Hat' furnace is operated from one of two halves. The maximum operating temperature is 1000 deg C. Cycles are for Stress releiving, normalising and annealing.
Exotherm controllers are used to program the cycles for these processed and to verify the effectiveness of the process. Graphs can be downloaded to show the heat treatment process.