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Cryogenic Treatment
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Service Fee: $100.00

Availability: Current Processing Time 1-2 Weeks
Product Code: FM-CRYO

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Cryogenic processing (or cryogenic treatment) was originally developed by NASA and has evolved into a very precise process in which parts are cooled in a computer controlled dry chamber to -315F where they remain for 24 to 48 hours before being slowly warmed back up to room temperature. At the atomic level, this process provides two very important benefits. First, it improves hardness of metals by changing the atomic structure of metal by repositioning the carbon atoms, also known as transforming austenite to martensite. Second, the cooling and warming process causes the internal core structure of metal to break up large grain clusters creating a much finer and more consistent microstructure that improves toughness. These improvements have been proven through hundreds of well documented scientific and real world experiments, many of them available for public viewing at the Cryogenic Society of America website

Main Benefits of Cryogenic Treatment
  • 300% Improved Wear Resistance
  • Increased Hardness (Converts Remaining Austenite to Martensite)
  • Improved Material Core Microstructure
  • Improved Heat Distribution and Dissipation
  • Increased Resistance to Cracking and Warping
  • Sharp Edges Last 3 to 4 Times Longer
  • Relieves Internal Stresses
  • Improved Corrosion Resistance
  • Reduced Cycle Fatigue (for Springs)
  • Improved Vibration Damping
  • Increased Electrical Conductivity

Commonly Treated Items
  • Knives, Blades, and Cutting Tools
  • CNC End Mills and Cutting Inserts
  • Ring and Pinion Gears
  • Brake Rotors and Brake Pads
  • Axle Shafts and U-Joints
  • Engine, Transmission, and Transfer Case Internals
  • Golf Clubs and Golf Balls
  • Musical Instruments and Guitar Strings
  • Coilover Spring
  • Electronics and Speaker Cable
  • Industrial Dies and Molds

For more information on Cryogenic Treatment, please visit the Polar Cryogenics website and read this article by Crown Race Gears on how they use cryogenic treatment to improve the performance of their gears. As always, if you have any questions or want to know if cryogenic processing is beneficial to your application, please contact us directly.

  • Improves All Metals including Steel, Stainless, and Aluminum
  • Domestic Return Shipping Included

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