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.

Heat Treating Impacts Your Daily Life

This energetic video shows how heat treating has an impact on our every day life by making metals stronger.

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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.

Fort Worth Expansion

Texas Heat Treating has made a number of equipment additions to its Fort Worth heat treating operation. Since the facility began production in 2012, the following equipment has been added.

  • Two (2) 36” x 72” Integral Quench furnaces – for Carburizing and Hardening steel. This department now has six (6) primary hardening furnaces, mating temper furnaces for each, parts washers and automated charge-cars.
  • One (1) Vacuum Furnace – for Hardening or Annealing finished parts, investment castings, tool steels, and high temperature alloys. A second vacuum furnace will be on-line within the next 60 days.
  • Vertical Heat Treating Department – for Hardening large, distortion-prone steel bars and machined shafts. The department is supported by 20 ton overhead crane capacity as well as 200 ton straightening capacity.
  • One (1) Nitriding furnace – for Nitride surface hardening. This unit includes a variety of fixtures, and can support loads up to 22,000 pounds.
  • Testing Laboratory. Metallurgical and mechanical testing is performed on-site to support customer’s quality and service requirements.

An additional 35,000 square feet has been acquired to expand the offices, laboratory, and shipping-receiving functions.

Hosting Future HT Leaders

Texas Heat Treating Supports Development of Future Heat Treating Leaders

Texas Heat Treating hosted a group of 32 people who aspire to advance their professional careers in the heat treating industry.  These individuals, from a variety of backgrounds and from locations throughout North America, toured Texas Heat Treating’s Round Rock facility as part of their 10 month training in Metal Treating Institute’s (MTI) Y.E.S. initiative.  More information about MTI and the Y.E.S. initiative can be found at www.heattreat.net.

Furnaces North America Featurette

Watch footage from Furnaces North America. Featuring Buster Crossley, 2012 MTI President.
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Ft. Worth Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Texas Heat Treating’s new Fort Worth operation has successfully implemented the company’s Quality Management System.  Both Fort Worth and Round Rock facilities are now registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.  

Automated Straightening Process

Automated straightening equipment has been installed and commissioned by Texas Heat Treating.  This equipment is used to automatically test automotive drive shafts that the company has Carburized and Hardened.  After testing the shafts for “run-out” the equipment presses the shafts and continues testing until the shafts meet stringent straightness tolerances.  Flaw-detection sensors are included in the system and provide for 100 percent in-process testing.