Metal Hardening Services for Forged Steel Tooling and Components
Sun Steel’s versatile metal heat treating services will improve the durability and longevity of your forged steel tools and components. We offer a complete range of specialized thermal treatment solutions that are engineered to enhance the metallurgical properties of forged metals.
Located in South Lyon, Michigan, our state-of-the-art facility has the capability to process forged industrial tooling up to 60,000 pounds. Our engineers use the latest innovations in materials science to develop optimized metal treatment processes for the unique demands of modern metal forging applications. The result is superior forged products that you and your customers can count on when quality matters most.
Superior Surface Treatments for Superior Forged Components
Sun Steel Treating’s Ionitriding® is the solution for quality-focused forging industry providers worldwide. It’s our trademarked ion nitriding / plasma nitriding process that provides your equipment with:
- Higher Fatigue Strength
- Improved Resistance to Wear and Corrosion
- Extended Service Life and Less Maintenance Requirements
Plasma Nitriding for Forged and Hot Formed Tooling
Metal forging and hot forming applications are commonly faced with expensive tooling repairs that require costly downtime and further disruptions to the production line. Our trademarked ion nitriding process gives steel forging providers a low-temperature, environmentally friendly solution that produces high-strength, wear-resistant cases for forging equipment.
Ion Nitriding to Enhance the Strength and Durability of Forging Dies
The forging process subjects production equipment to extreme heat and stress, causing wear and tear on even the most durable industrial steel tooling. Even case-hardened steels and conventionally nitrided components can quickly wear out when they are utilized in high-volume commercial forging projects. Naturally, worn tooling leads to complex maintenance procedures and costly downtime in your production.
Complete Thermal Treatment Solutions for the Steel Forging Industry
In addition to our innovative ion nitriding processes, Sun Steel Treating provides a full range of metallurgical engineering services designed to enhance and optimize the production capabilities of steel forging providers.
Ion Nitriding for Forged Components
Our IonWear® process creates a ceramic-like nitrided case on the surface of forged steel parts and tooling. This substantially increases the material’s resistance to abrasion and wear, reducing maintenance requirements while maximizing longevity. Corrosion resistance is also improved for forged steel components.
Vacuum Hardened Forged Steel
Sun Steel’s vacuum hardened forged steel components resist wear and corrosion without modifying the metal’s chemistry. Our facility utilizes one of the industry’s most capable vacuum hardening systems with a 12-bar quench pressure. We are capable processing forged industrial tooling and components up to 8,000 pounds.
Sun Steel provides normalizing for heat treated and hardened forged components. This process homogenizes the metal grain structure within forged steel, ensuring uniform strength of the treated product.
Steam Treated Forged Industrial Parts
Steam treated forged steel components offer superior surface strength along with improved lubricant-retaining properties. These material enhancements are achieved by creating an oxide layer on the surface of the forged steel products.
Stress Relieved Forgings
Our metal stress relieving services reduce residual stresses that arise within the microstructure of the forged component. This process helps ensure the structural integrity of the treated components while eliminating material distortions.
Mirror-Polished Forged Components
We provide mirror-like metal polishing services for forged steel components. In addition to offering a premium surface finish, our precision polishing solutions remove impurities from the surface of forged parts and tooling.
Annealing for Forged Metal Products
Sun Steel provides value-added annealing services for our thermally treated forged components. Our annealed forgings are more malleable, ductile, and workable for additional thermal treatments or machining operations.
Forged Metal Straightening Services
Sun Steel’s atmospherically controlled straightening department is capable of accommodating virtually any forged commercial parts and industrial tooling. We utilize 18 screw presses and 3 hydraulic presses to offer press, peen, flame, hammer, and vibro peening straightening options for your forged metal products.
Superior Metal Hardening Solutions for Steel Forging Applications
Sun Steel Treating is a leading provider of metallurgical engineering services for the steel forging industry. Our company has proudly served forged metal heat treatment applications since 1958 through our innovative thermal processes and surface hardening solutions.
Located in South Lyon, Michigan, Sun Steel remains one of the leading providers of forged steel metal hardening and heat treating throughout the greater Midwest and beyond.