Monthly Archives: March 2012

Press Quench

The use of a press quench for hardening products allows for tight dimensional control of the heat treated part. The benefit is reduced post-heat treatment grinding time, resulting in significant cost savings. Parts press quenched are typically bearing races or … Continue reading

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Heat Treating Large Aluminum Trusses For Mooring Weather Balloons

Metlab has heat treated a series of aluminum trusses used to tether aerostat balloons. The trusses, fabricated from 6061 Aluminum were placed in a rigid fixture with a 13′ x 6′ wide foot-print, 12′ tall, developed to hold three trusses … Continue reading

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