An integral part of the Group’s value chain is the specialist department for heat treatments, which are fundamental for achieving the highest levels of performance from components. They are subjected to very high temperatures or cooled to alter the microstructures of alloys or metals.
Our air and vacuum furnaces are NADCAP accredited, a critical requirement for the Aerospace sector, and undergo periodic pyrometry testing in line with the AMS 2750 standard (Aerospace Material Specifications).
The air system is used for Aluminum alloys, while vacuum furnaces are employed for many other materials, such as Titanium, Nickel-based superalloys, and Steel.
- stress relief: effective for removing any stresses in a component.
- solution heat treatment: uniformity of the structure and mechanical properties.
- aging: maximizes hardness, mechanical strength and fatigue resistance.
- T6: an aluminum-specific heat treatment.
Research and Development
The R&D department selects the most promising heat treatments for the newly processed materials as well as materials with known specifications so we can maximize performance.