New 6-Bar Vacuum Furnace

Texas Heat Treating’s Fort Worth operation has purchased a new Ipsen 6-Bar Turbo Treater vacuum furnace. Heat treating in vacuum furnaces is preferred, or required, for a variety of metals and applications. THT has offered vacuum heat treating for decades, but the “6-bar” cooling capability of this new furnace meets many of the most challenging customer requirements for cooling rates. The work zone dimensions are 36” x 36” x 48”, with a load rating of 4,000 pounds.

Facility Expansion in Fort Worth

Texas Heat Treating’s Fort Worth operation has expanded within its second building at 5113 North Freeway. Highlights of this expansion include the following:

  • Creation of layout and infrastructure for Vacuum Furnace Department
  • Added space and improved workflow for incoming work
  • Relocation of Final Inspection Department, including climate control
  • Addition of a third shot-blasting table for post heat treat cleaning
  • Addition of Magnetic Particle Inspection equipment
  • Move and upgrade of administration offices and conference room.

CNC Machining Upgrade – Ft. Worth

Texas Heat Treating’s Fort Worth laboratory has added a Haas TL-1 CNC machining center. The lab operations include cutting and machining a wide variety of customer components to produce ASTM-standard tensile bar specimens. Along with the added machining capacity, this CNC (computer numerical control) lathe improves productivity and quality. THT labs in Round Rock and Ft. Worth perform mechanical testing in ISO-17025 accredited facilities.

Integral Quench Furnace Now On-Line

Texas Heat Treating’s Fort Worth operation has brought on-line its seventh “Super 36” integral quench furnace. This furnace was purchased new in February 2015. In consideration of declining oil-filed activity at the time, full commissioning and production use was delayed. Given current customer demands the furnace, with its associated fixturing and required qualifications, is now in use. The furnace is used for Carburizing and atmosphere-controlled Hardening. It has a work zone of 36” x 36” x 72” and a work-load rating of 6,000 pounds.

CNC Machining Upgrade – Round Rock

Texas Heat Treating’s Round Rock laboratory has added a Haas TL-1 CNC machining center. The lab operations include cutting and machining a wide variety of customer components to produce ASTM-standard tensile bar specimens. Along with the added machining capacity, this CNC (computer numerical control) lathe improves productivity and quality. THT labs in Round Rock and Ft. Worth perform mechanical testing in ISO-17025 accredited facilities.

Reduce Heat Treating Costs by Consolidation

Due to the recent downturn in oilfield equipment activity, a number of Texas / Oklahoma – based Heat Treating Departments are operating at greatly reduced levels. Texas Heat Treating offers the opportunity for manufacturers with in-house heat treating to idle or shut down their high cost operations during these difficult times. We understand the need for control, in both service and quality, and in most cases we can exceed requirements.

To support this option Texas Heat Treating offers trucking service throughout the southwest, with daily service in Texas and Oklahoma.  For more information please contact Buster or Jim.

Ft. Worth Laboratory Achieves IS0 17025 Accreditation

Texas Heat Treating’s Ft. Worth Laboratory has achieved accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).   Both Texas Heat Treating laboratories (Ft. Worth and Round Rock) now hold this accreditation. The scope of the accreditation is “Mechanical” and includes: Hardness Testing (Rockwell, Brinell and micro), Tensile Testing and Charpy Impact Testing.

Ft. Worth Adds 7th IQ Carburize and Harden Furnace

FTW IQ line Feb 2015
Continuing in it’s expansion to meet growing demand, Texas Heat Treating – Ft Worth has installed and commissioned a 7th Surface Combustion “Super 36” Integral Quench Furnace. The furnace, rated for 6,000 pound loads, is mated with an additional (8th) Tempering furnace, parts washer, endothermic gas generation, and a second material charge car that services the entire line of “IQ” heat treating equipment. The equipment is used primarily for Carburizing and atmosphere controlled Hardening.

Texas Heat Treating President Buster Crossley states: “This new furnace capacity obviously helps in providing customers with the necessary throughput to service their markets. We also see improvements in quality and energy efficiency, and this also benefits our customers.”

In addition to the Integral Quench Furnace line, the Ft. Worth plant houses a Pit Furnace Department, Nitride Department and two Vacuum Furnaces. Straightening and Cleaning Departments complement these heat treating processes. A Metallurgical and Mechanical testing laboratory provides timely inspection services.

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Round Rock Laboratory Achieves ISO 17025 Accreditation

Texas Heat Treating’s Round Rock Laboratory has achieved accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This achievement furthers the company’s capability in meeting the most stringent requirements of the oil & gas and automotive industries. The scope of the accreditation is “Mechanical” and includes: Hardness Testing (Rockwell, Brinell and micro), Tensile Testing and Charpy Impact Testing.