Heat Treatments

Lenoch Engineering provides a range of heat treatments to ensure parts achieve the right properties in order for them to excel.

The comprehensive manufacturing service offered by Lenoch Engineering provides all services under one roof for the complete production and modification of critical components which are made to endure their environment.

When modifying and creating optimised componentry for a range of industries, Lenoch Engineering offers total transparency throughout our operations, working closely with our clients to ensure their products meet expectations and are formed in light of the requirements of their application.

It is this relationship we form with clients that has enabled clients to return to us time and again for our high quality, professional service.

Lenoch Engineering works with all types of materials and will work closely with our clients to determine the right heat treatment for their application.

We offer a nationwide service for our repair and refurbishment operations, further providing UK delivery within 24 hours.

As an award-winning British company, Lenoch Engineering are relied upon time and again across the globe for our critical componentry repair.

FAQs

Why is heat treatment used in manufacturing?

Heat treatment refers to the heating or cooling of a metal or alloy to alter its properties. The metal is heated to a certain temperature, before being cooled, to harden the metal; this can make the material more suitable for its application, especially for enduring wear and tear.

What are the types of heat treatment?

Common types of heat treatment include:

 

  • Annealing - metals are heated to a specific temperature, which is maintained until transformation occurs, before being slowly cooled. Annealing hardens the metal. 
  • Normalising - normalisation involves heating ferrous materials, before removing them from the furnace to cool. 
  • Hardening - this involves hardening metals through heating and rapid cooling. 
  • Tempering - during tempering, metals are heated to a temperature below the critical point to reduce the brittleness.
What metals are suitable for heat treatment?

Ferrous metals, such as steel, are the most common reciprocate for heat treatments, however non-ferrous alloys can also be treated, such as copper and magnesium. Furthermore, not all metals are suitable for all types of treatment.