Vacuum heat treatment offers numerous persuasive advantages. Quality, consistency and not least environmental compatibility represent the current state of the art.
Vacuum hardening also prevents decarburization during production. Process parameters can be adjusted in line with the particular material properties to minimize dimensional changes and distortion. The use of vacuum conditions prevents oxidation on component surfaces, thus enabling clean and bright surfaces to be produced. Other advantages of vacuum hardening include nitrogen cooling that can be tailored to each component as well as extremely uniform temperatures in the furnace chamber.