Heat-Treating Professionals Providing Top-Tier Services
In our post about five best hydroforming companies in the United States, we talked about companies that we feel raise the bar and drive us to improve. Similarly, as our heat-treating capabilities expand, we look to other industry professionals who are providing top-tier services to their customers. These heat-treating companies—listed in alphabetical order—have top ratings and we see them as examples of high-performing heat-treating companies who are both customer centric and employee oriented.
Centered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Al-Fe’s holds several Nadcap and ISO certifications across its five plants, including Nadcap HT, Nadcap AC7004, ISO/9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO/IEC17025 and others. The Al-Fe plant in Wabash, IN plant was the first in the industry to receive the IATF 16949:2016 certification. Al-Fe offers precision air quenching, Hyperquench, drop bottom furnace quenching and continuous heat treat processing. This company also offers a variety of secondary services.
Astro heat treats components and materials used for every major space and aerospace program in the world today. This company is NADCAP accredited to AC7004C and its quality system is in full compliance with AS9100B. Astro offers heat treating, quality assurance and check and straightening processes.
Serving 23 countries from over 180 locations, Bodycote is the leading global heat treatment and specialized thermal process service provider. Bodycote is Nadcap certified in heat treating, coating, welding and hot isostatic pressing. This company is also certified in ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, OSHAS18001:2007, ISO/TS 15949 and AS9100, among others. A sampling of Bodycote’s heat treating capabilities are brazing, bonding, hardening, tempering, aging, stress relieving and ion implantation.
Derrick is an industry expert for processing large loads and parts, but it also processes small and medium loads and parts on a regular basis. The quenching capabilities at Derrick include forced air, water, boiling water, glycol solution and press quench.
Winston services include vacuum heat treating, atmosphere heat treating, gas nitriding, cryogenics treatments and value-added services (i.e. straightening, flame or induction hardening, glass bead blasting). This company is Nadcap accredited and holds the ISO 9001:2008 certification. Winston is also affiliated with the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) and the Metal Treating Institute (MTI).
These five companies do more than deliver great products; they treat their employees well and lead by example. We’re proud to work alongside these companies in the heat-treating industry. They inspire us to improve our own heat-treating processes and offer next-level support for our customers and our dedicated employees.
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