S&W Precision Components

Heat Treating

Dozens of Cool Ways to Use Heat

Like forging, the science of heat treating has been developed and refined over many centuries — and grown more precise and controllable with the development of new technology. Our heat treating facilities in Springfield, Mass. represent the perfect mix of age-old techniques with state-of-the-art technology.

Our capabilities include:

  • Annealing
  • Hardening
  • Austempering
  • Normalizing
  • Aging
  • Bright hardening
  • Cryogenic freezing
  • Precipitation hardening
  • Brazing
  • Carburizing
  • Case hardening
  • Bright annealing
  • Stress relieving

We offer a variety of controlled quenching atmosphere processes, including:

  • Oil
  • Nitrogen
  • Vacuum
  • Salt
  • Water

Most hardness requirements can be verified right in our inspection area. More critical parameters — from superficial Rockwell hardness to tensile testing — are verified in our in-house Metallurgy Lab.

Have a special or high-tolerance heat treating need? Contact us, and we’ll arrange a discussion with our metallurgy staff.