Heat Treating Services for Die Cast Steel Components and Tooling
Sun Steel Treating is the die casting industry’s leader in the development of metal heat treating services for steel die cast components. We provide a complete range of metallurgical engineering solutions that are uniquely designed to enhance the quality, performance, and longevity of die cast parts and industrial tooling.
Applying the latest advances in thermochemical processing and steel thermal treating to die cast components, Sun Steel helps pave the way for higher quality, more durable and dependable industrial metal products.
Specialized Metal Treatments for High Pressure Die Casting
High Pressure Die Cast (HPDC) Dies use high-grade, hotwork tool steel for their inserts. These inserts require specialized heat treatment cycles and very specific heat treat furnaces. Sun Steel Treating has the expertise and equipment to handle any HPDC die insert up to 8000lbs.
Sun Steel’s state-of-the-art facility is outfitted with furnaces that quench at 12-bar pressure. Our company is active in the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) and follows the latest revision of their #207 specification. We are an approved heat treater for General Motors dies, per the GM spec AWQ49657, as well as for Honda dies, per the Honda spec PEBU-DMP-QLTY-QD-CA. Additionally, our company is proud to offer a complete range of automotive metal treatment and surface hardening services.
- General Motors Approved Heat Treater – GM Spec AWQ49657
- Honda Approved Heat Treater – Honda Spec PEBU-DMP-QLTY-QD-CA
Enhancing the Quality, Performance, and Longevity of Die Casted Components
Plasma Nitriding for Die Cast Steel Parts
Our trademarked ion nitriding process for die cast metal components creates a ceramic-like structure for increased surface hardness. Nitride case hardening for die cast industrial parts yields stronger, more durable and reliable products that resist wear, abrasion, and corrosion.
Die Cast and Vacuum Hardened Steel
We offer vacuum hardening solutions for steel die cast products which improve surface hardness without altering the material’s chemistry. Sun Steel operates one of the greater Midwest region’s most state-of-the-art vacuum hardening systems, capable of processing industrial die cast components and tooling up to 8,000 pounds.
Steam Treated Steel Die Cast Products
Steam treating die cast steel components achieves enhanced surface hardness for an improved resistance to wear and abrasion. Sun Steel’s steam treating furnace is 22″ diameter x 36″ deep and handles 800 lb/load, enabling us to thermally process large batches of commercial die cast parts.
Steel Stress Relieving for Die Cast Parts
Sun Steel’s stress relieved die cast products offer uniform fatigue strength for a more reliable product. The metal stress relieving process also removes distortions from within the grain structure of die cast components, facilitating more consistency in subsequent machining operations.
Annealing for Cast Steel Parts and Tooling
Sun Steel’s value-added annealing services can be combined with our other thermal treatment processes to increase the ductility and workability of cast iron and die cast steel for ease of subsequent metalworking operations.
Die Cast Steel Straightening Services
Sun Steel’s straightening services for die cast components utilize three hydraulic presses along with 18 screw presses. Our metal straightening department can accommodate a wide range of unique die cast products, offering vibro peening, flame, and hammer straightening capabilities.
Heat Treatment Services and Thermochemical Processing for Die Cast Steel Components
Sun Steel Treating is an innovator in metallurgical engineering solutions for the steel die casting industry. We offer specialized metal heat treatment and surface hardening processes that are engineered to enhance the overall quality of die cast products.
Located in South Lyon, Michigan, our company has remained one of the greater Midwest’s premier metal treatment providers for die casting since 1958. Get in touch to discover how Sun Steel can maximize the performance and longevity of your die cast tooling and components.