Vacuum, Continuous & Batch Heat Treatment
- Hydrogen De-embrittlement
- Magnetic Annealing
- Normalising & Tempering
- Stress Relieving
- Vacuum Hardening
With the ability to process in air, hydrogen, reducing atmosphere, high vacuum & vacuum with a partial pressure of nitrogen, argon or hydrogen, Kepston are in an advanced position to offer a range of heat treatment services to the UK manufacturing industry.
With 16 furnaces available on site, including both batch & continuous, Kepston have the capability of handling components in a range of shapes, sizes and materials.
Heat Treatment has long been recognised as one of the essential weapons in the metallurgist's armoury and is capable of radically changing the structure of metal.
Heat treatment is used either to prepare a material for further processing (machining, forging, pressing, spinning, etc.) or to add a property such as surface hardness to improve a product's performance in service.
Kepston's quality accredited subcontract heat treatment service is a major benefit to any manufacturer looking for a particulars thermal process but lacking the specialist equipment themselves.
Heat Treatment is commonly used by the following market sectors:
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- Heat Exchangers
- Motorsport, including F1
- Power generation / Nuclear