When considering proper pre and post cleaning of parts, quality is just one consideration for captive heat treaters and commercial shops. The other is the damage that both vacuum and atmospheric furnaces can incur, leaving shops with costly problems to their equipment including: loss of vacuum, contamination to future runs, smoke bombs and shortened quench oil life. To learn more, click here.
In terms of quality, 17% of rejects occur because of poor pretreating and cleaning. Without the proper cleaning process in place residual contaminates “burn” into the surface during the heat treat step – causing an increase in scrap and dissatisfied customers.