Heat Treatment

Heat treatment is a critical process that gives metals their desired physical properties. Swerim conducts applied research, development and training, and provides consultancy services, with specialist knowledge in hardening, quenching and pre- and post-treatment.

We provide research and development, advice, training and consultancy services in heat treatment. The principle processes are case hardening, deep hardening, induction hardening and nitriding/nitrocarburizing, as well as related pre and post-treatments.

Heat treatment – process and product development

Below are several of the services we provide in this area:

  • process development and prediction of product properties after heat treatment
  • the impact of production processes on mechanical properties
  • simulation of heat treatment and fatigue properties
  • fractographic studies, analysis of fracture surfaces
  • fatigue testing, such as rotating bending or contact fatigue testing
  • advanced microscopy
  • assessment and testing of quenching media
  • post-treatment of forged products
  • quality, environment and energy issues

Network for heat treatment

RISE and Swerim run the Heat-treatment Centre (VBCentrum), which is a network for heat-treatment research and development.

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