Cryogenics

Cryogenics 2018-05-04T22:46:55+00:00

Cryogenics and Cold Treatment

Cryogenics Treatment

A cryogenic treatment (190°C/ -310°F) lasting more than 24 hours provides the treated parts with very high impact, corrosion and wear resistance, while giving them a useful life 2 to 5 times longer.
These treatments are particularly recommended for martensitic stainless steels, tool steels and parts working at high temperature and/or subject to wear.

Cold Treatment (deep freeze)

In the modern metallurgical industry, cold treatment (-85°C / -120°F) of hardened steels is largely used to transform the retained austenite into martensite. With this additional treatment, we can obtain the maximum characteristics of the treated material. In addition, the dimensional stability of the parts is greatly improved.

Wear Resistance (Rw)

Steel Untreated Deep Freeze Treatment
-85°C/-120°
Cryogenic Treatment
190°C/ -310°F

52100

25.2

49.3

135

D2

22.4

308

878

A2

85.6

174.9

565

M2

1961

2308

3993

01

237

382

996

Source: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University.