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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.

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.