Since 1981, AHT has developed into a multi-service heat treat company that
From receiving through final inspection and shipping, quality is impeccably
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. looks at your project and needs on a case-by-case
Whether you're an engineer looking for in-depth technical articles on nitri
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is committed to customer service. Through the yea
Not witnessing the lubricity results you had estimated on your latest part
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding (also known as Pulse Plasma Nitriding) is a case-h
UltraGlow® Nitrocarburizing (Ferritic Nitrocarburizing or FNC) is a the
Seeing corrosion earlier than expected on your low-carbon steels?
Advanced Heat Treat's UltraOx® treatment improves corrosion resistance
Advanced Heat Treat's UltraOx® "P" treatment gives all the benefits of Ultr
UltraGlow® Induction Hardening is a form of heat treatment in which a s
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. offers an array of services, including those cons
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. offers many services in addition to what you may
Tools that are UltraGlow® Ion Nitrided can be used to form much stronger st
Long and/or large parts processed in the finished condition benefit from Ul
Since plasma is very effective in removing the passive layer of a chromium
Products made of powder metal stainless steel have a much higher hardness a
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding improves wear resistance and corrosion resistance
Tools made of M-2 and other similar steels are treated at Advanced Heat Tre
Forging tools after UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding can have a very high hardness
Since the hard surface polishes easily, tools made of P-20, PX 5, or NAK 55
UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding is the most common process used to prevent the unw
Due to minimal-to-no distortion with UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding, this means t
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Waterloo, IA 50703
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Advanced Heat Treat would love to quote your next project. In order to do s
If you have a question you would like answered by our metallurgical team or
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. has four locations, strategically positioned acro
Aligned with the mission of "Exceeding Customer Expectations with UltraGlow
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. offers many services in addition to what you may think of as "traditional heat treating". We will look at your needs on a case-by-case basis and determine what solution is best for your parts.
Thermal flattening consists of placing the product under compression in a controlled thermal environment utilizing a controlled temperature to relieve product stresses.
Parkerizing, or phosphate coating, is offered at our Burton location in Waterloo, IA. This process protects steel from corrosion, while also increasing wear resistance. This is an excellent fit for firearm and automotive components.
Advanced Heat Treat offers a wide variety of assembly operations. From simple machining processes to straightening applications, Advanced Heat Treat's experienced staff has the skills to meet your value added needs.
Advanced Heat Treat offers a wide variety of cleaning operations including aluminum oxide blasting, alkaline washing, vibratory deburring, steel shot and ultrasonic cleaning.
Duplex Hardening is a combination of heat treatments to blend benefits of individual treatments. Examples include:
Magnetic Particle Inspection is a non-destructive testing method used for the detection of defects in ferrous materials, also known by the trade names MagnaGlow or MagnaFlux. This method is performed by creating a magnetic current within steel or iron parts. Fluorescent particles align along surface or shallow subsurface defects and are detected under black light.
Advanced Heat Treat offers state of the art polishing techniques at all of its facilities. AHT has the expertise to provide a part with a shine that speaks for itself.
Advanced Heat Treat offers a wide variety of surface and core hardness testing, case depth determination, carbon content determination, consultation, microstructural analysis, salt spray testing and any other metallurgical lab services as needed.
Heat treatment of parts is often an afterthought for design engineers. Rather than being a part of the discussion in the early stages of design, designers try to solve problems at the point of manufacturing-or even after. While each type of heat treatment provides its own unique set of properties and benefits, each process also has limitations that could be addressed early on in the design process to ensure optimal performance. Read our technical papers for more information, or contact us for one of the following helpful tools:
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Failure Analysis is the process of collecting and analyzing data and determining the original cause for failure. Advance Heat Treat's team of metallurgical and quality engineers have the capabilities to diagnose customer failures (whether they be part or surface treatment related) and provide expert feedback to suit our customers' needs.
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