Improve performance and increase the life of your metal tools and parts with cryogenic processing at 300 Below.
Other deep-freeze methods, such as cold treatment, often process tooling and manufacturing equipment to -120ºF. Our innovative Cryo-Processing profiles take metal components beyond the deep-freeze and into cryogenic levels. By choosing our proprietary process, our clients see significant increases that lengthen and enhance the overall performance of their metal tools and parts. In fact, our cryogenic treatment increases life by 200 to 400 percent when compared to other heating and freezing methods.
Savings stack up with Cryo-Processing. Using our reliable process will enhance the life of your parts, increase overall performance, and add value to your bottom line through major savings on the tools you use most. When applied to components used in manufacturing, our process significantly reduces downtime and maintenance costs typically associated with changing dull blades, cutters, grinders, drill bits, saws and other metal objects that perform at their peak when maintaining a sharp edge.
Documented Quality and Savings
Our gear shavers showed an average increase of two and one half times over an untreated gear shaver.” – Major earthmoving equipment company
We ran more than 40 races for the 1991 season between lower engine teardowns. Before cryogenic processing, we had to tear down after every six to seven events. – National Auto Racer
We are saving in excess of $5 million annually on milling by doubling our tooling output. – Major commercial aircraft manufacturer
We use cryogenic processing because it develops a more uniform refined microstructure with greater density and releases internal stresses. – NASA Consultant
Our progressive dies last six times longer. – Major automotive supplier
Our taps last three to four times longer, but our punches went from 25,000 hits to over 120,000 hits. Incredible! – Punch manufacturer
- Increases abrasive wear resistance
- Requires only one permanent treatment
- Creates a denser molecular structure
- Produces a larger contact surface area that reduces friction, heat and wear
- Changes the equipment’s entire structure, not just the surface
- Subsequent refinishing operations or re-grinds do not affect permanent improvements.
- Eliminates Thermal shock through a dry, computer controlled process.
- Transforms almost all soft retained austenite to hard martensite.
- Forms microfine carbide fillers to enhance large carbide structures
- Increases durability or wear life.
- Decreases residual stresses in tool steels
- Decreases brittleness.
- Increases tensile strength, toughness and stability coupled with the release of internal stresses
- Remains machinable and weldable
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Variety of Uses
- Drill Bits
- End Mills
- Progressive Dies
- Press Dies
- Forging Dies
- Circular Slitters
- Shear Blades
- Balance Shafts
- Tungsten Carbide Inserts