Heat treatment

Heat treatment is a controlled process used to alter the microstructure of materials such as metals and alloys to impart properties which benefit the working life of a component, for example increased surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility and strength.

Heat treatment processes include case hardening, tempering, solution and ageing treatment, Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S3P), annealing and normalising.

As the global leader in thermal processing, Bodycote offers an extensive range of heat treatment services. Our facilities process a wide variety of component sizes to exacting standards with reliable, repeatable results. Our heat treatment operations are managed by some of the best engineers and technicians in the industry, with the experience and expertise to provide vital support and a real understanding of customer requirements.