COLDfire Thermal Cycling Strengthens Manufacturing Tools and Products
  • Longer Life
  • Less Breakage
  • Decreased Wear
  • Lower Repair Costs
  • Increased Durability

The cost of the Thermal Cycling process is very small compared to the amount you will save. Parts and repair costs can eat up your profit. By COLDfire treating your tooling, dies, bearings, electric motors and cutting blades you will dramatically lower your biggest expense.

Features & Benefits

  • Lengthened work life of parts & tools results in substantial savings.

  • Lowering residual stress improves dimensional control in aluminum, titanium, and other metals.

  • High alloy steel cutting tools stay sharp longer, fewer micro cracks, less chipping.

  • Down times reduced due to fewer service needs for parts & tools.

  • Thermal Cycling is not just a surface treatment, it's effects are seen through the entire cross section.

  • Thermal Cycling treatment is a one time treatment, and the benefits obtained are permanent.

  • Thermal Cycling Treatment is compatible with tool, or component treatments (Tin, Chrome, Teflon, etc.)

  • Thermal Cycling Treatment can be carried out on new as well as used tools.

  • Thermal Cycling does not cause dimensional changes.

Dramatically reduce consumption of perishable tooling. Treated tools typically yield two to five times the production of non-treated tools before regrinding is required.

Thermal Cycling treatment will result in the permanent volumetric enhancement of metal properties. Treated components may be ground after treatment and the benefits of treatment are retained.

Reduce the frequency and cost of tool regrinding. Worn treated tools may be reground more times before falling below minimum acceptable dimensions. This represents yet an additional cost savings.

Substantially reduce machine downtime attributable to tool replacement.

Reduce the scrap rate for machined forgings and castings by COLDfire treating prior to final machining for better stability and surface finish.

Remarkable Gains For All Types Of Tooling Metals
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Food Processing
  • Job Shops
  • Logging
  • Lumber
  • Machine Shops
  • Machine Tools
  • Milling
  • Mining

 

  • Medical
  • Motorsports
  • Oil
  • Paper
  • Printing
  • Sporting Goods
  • Stamping
  • Tool & Die
  • Welding
Remarkable Money Savings For All Types Of Industries
  • Broaches
  • Cams
  • Carbide Cutters
  • Chain Saws
  • Chippers
  • Circular Saws
  • Counter Sinks
  • Crushers
  • Cutters
  • Dies
  • Drill Bits
  • End Mills
  • Extruders
  • Face Mills
  • Grinders
  • Hammer Mills
  • Hog Mills
  • Hobs
  • Key Cutters
  • Knives
  • Milling Inserts
  • Molds
  • Pipe Reamers
  • Punches
  • Roughing Mills
  • Router Bits

 

 

  • Shear Blades
  • Shredders
  • Sissors
  • Slitters
  • Slurry Pumps
  • Taps
  • Twist Drills
  • Welding Electrodes

Documented Gains For Types Of Metals
Chart below represents comparison between -120 degree F shallow quenching 
vs. -310 degree F deep cryogenic tempering
AISI #

Description of steel

(-120 F) (-310 F)
D-2 High carbon/chromium die steel 316% 817%
A-2 Chromium cold work die steel 204% 560%
S-7 Silicon tool steel 241% 503%
52100 Bearing steel 195% 420%
O-1 Oil hardening cold work die steel 221% 418%
A-10 Graphite tool steel 230% 264%
M-1 Molybdenum high speed steel 145% 225%
H-13 Chromium/moly hot die steel 164% 209%
M-2 Tungsten/moly high speed steel 117% 203%
T-1 Tungsten high steel steel 141% 176%
CPM-10V Alloy steel 94% 131%
P-20 Mold steel 123% 130%
440 Martensitic stainless 128% 121%
430 Ferritic stainless 116% 119%
303 Austenitic stainless 105% 110%
8620 Nickel-chromium-moly steel 112% 104%
C1020 Carbon steel 97% 98%
AQS Graphitic cast iron 96% 97%
A-6 Manganese air work cold die steel  73% 97%
T-2 Tungsten high speed steel 72% 92%

  Source: Dr. R. F. Barron, Louisiana Tech University, 1972

 
If tools are to be used to their maximum life, the treatment of choice must be Thermal Cycling. Experience the difference with COLDfire Thermal Cycling.

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5 Rapid Street, Riverside Industrial Park, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
PO Box 2063 Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa
Tel: 013 7524349 - Fax: 013 75 33468 - Tel: 0861 - COLDfire
www.coldfire.co.za - email info@coldfire.co.za
 
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