Metal Heat Treating in Los Angeles
If you are looking to hire a professional team specializing in metal heat treatment services in Los Angeles and the surrounding area, Burbank Steel Treating Inc is the name to know and the team to call. With years of comprehensive experience under our belt, use of the industry's best tools, a dedication to safety, and competitive rates, we're confident you won't find a better team to meet your needs.
Contact us by phone or email to book a consultation and get a quote for your service today.
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Los Angeles’ Premium Heat Treatment Company
When your business requires quality steel, you need to rely on a company that delivers the best results with its heat treatment methods. Dependability and consistency are key to metal heat treatment businesses, and at Burbank Steel Treating Inc, we offer both, along with outstanding results. Our team comprises the best metal treatment experts in the area, and our equipment is always new, well-maintained, and efficient.
Our highest priority is giving you steel that performs the way you need it to, guaranteeing you safe and reliable results every time. Your company deserves premium steel that can get the job done. Don’t sacrifice the quality of your products by partnering with a treatment company that cuts corners and neglects the details.
We’re the best in the business. Reach out to our experts for all your heat treatment needs and get a customized plan.
Understanding Metal Heat Treatment
Metal heat treating is a process that uses heat to alter the physical and chemical properties of metals and alloys like steel and aluminum. When heated up, the microstructure changes, allowing you to improve the material's usability. Heat treatments are most often used to increase the metal's hardness, make it temperature resistant, or improve its ductility and strength.
Metal heat treatment can be used in various settings and is employed by a variety of different industries. Our team has worked with dozens of clients, completing a myriad of jobs.
To learn more about what we can offer or to schedule a consultation, please reach our representatives by phone or email.
Does Heat Treating Metal Make It Stronger?
There are a number of ways you can increase the value, functionality, and lifespan of industrial components and specialized equipment. Heat treating metal offers diverse outcomes dependent on the intended use of the finished product.
Not only can you make metal objects stronger, heat resistant, and harder in surface area, but you can also choose to make them more malleable and ductile.
We’re best known for engineering customized solutions that will involve a few heating processes to achieve your desired finish.
Consult with our team to discuss the specifics of your request and receive a comprehensive estimate.
Benefits of Metal Heat Treating
Increased Strength and Hardness
When it comes to metalworking, one of the most important considerations is durability. Whether creating a complex tool or fabricating an essential component for machinery, you must know that your metal can withstand significant stresses and pressures without breaking or buckling.
This is where heat treatment comes in. By subjecting the metal to temperatures of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of degrees, heat treating can modify the metal's internal structure and increase its stiffness, strength, and hardness.
This makes it the ideal process for any application that requires high-quality metals that can meet rigorous demands.
Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
When it comes to protecting metal objects from rust and corrosion, there is no method more effective than heat treatment. By subjecting the metal to high temperatures and controlled atmospheres, heat treatment fundamentally alters the surface of the metal, increasing its resistance to environmental factors that can lead to corrosion.
This makes it ideal for applications requiring exceptional durability materials, such as automotive parts, tools, and other equipment. Furthermore, the process can be applied to a wide range of metals, including steel alloys and aluminum, making it suitable for use in a variety of industries.
Overall, enhanced corrosion resistance is one of the key benefits of heat treating, making this technique a valuable tool for improving the longevity and performance of metal objects.
Machinability is a crucial consideration for any metal used in manufacturing. For example, if a metal is too hard or brittle, it will be challenging to work with and may not be able to withstand the stresses of manufacturing processes like cutting, pressing, and molding.
To improve machinability, metal manufacturers often perform a heat-treating process on the metal before use. This treatment involves heating the metal to high temperatures to modify its physical properties. In particular, this heat treatment helps improve the metal's machinability by making it softer and easier to shape and manipulate.
As a result, manufacturers can achieve better results when working with these treated metals as they are quicker and easier to work with. Overall, improved machinability makes it possible to produce higher-quality products more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Improve Electrical Conductivity
Another key benefit of heat treatment is that it can improve the electrical conductivity of metals. In general, metals are good conductors of electricity because they have a relatively high concentration of free electrons.
However, some metals have a higher concentration of free electrons than others, making them better conductors. By subjecting a metal to high temperatures, it is possible to increase the number of free electrons and improve the electrical conductivity of the metal.
This can be beneficial in several applications where electrical conductivity is essential, such as in manufacturing electronic components and circuitry. This makes it a more versatile material for use in various applications.
What Are the 3 Stages of Heat Treatment?
Generally, the 3 stages of heat treatment involve the initial heating, the soaking, and finally the cooling. These very specific processes must be performed at the correct temperatures and cooling rates for precision results. Let’s take a look at these in a bit more detail:
This is a slow process using a consistent temperature to envelope the metal in a uniform manner, ensuring the part heats evenly throughout and remains at a stable temperature.
Soaking happens after the metal object has already been heated to red hot. During this process, the idea is to keep the metal at the right temperature for long enough for the desired molecular changes to occur.
During this stage, we use different types of cooling mediums to bring metals from red hot back to room temperature, completing the structural metamorphosis process.
For more information on the complexities of altering the properties of the metals you rely on, reach out to our team to set up a consultation.
Advanced Metal Heat Treating Ovens
Heat treatment can be a dangerous job when a company doesn’t use the best technology on the market. To maintain a safe environment and consistently deliver the best treatment results, Burbank Steel Treating Inc only works with the best heat treatment ovens available today. We’re constantly checking our equipment to ensure it is well-maintained, effective, and safe. Our careful attention to detail and expert knowledge of our equipment is how we can promise results that are consistently top-of-the-line and dependable.
State-of-the-art technology allows us to apply precise characteristics to objects of a variety of dimensions. Our metal heat treating ovens have a large capacity to serve you better. Ask us about our speedy turnaround times and ability to meet tight deadlines.
A Leader Among Local Metal Heat Treatment Companies
As one of the area’s top-rated metal heat treatment companies, we take our responsibility for meeting and exceeding your expectations seriously.
To do this, we employ highly skilled technicians who are dedicated to meeting your goals and keeping your budget intact through honest estimations and exceptional craftsmanship.
Adaptable Ferrous Metal Heat Treat Methods
The depth of our knowledge includes many different ferrous metal heat treat methods that can be used to alter metals like:
- Stainless steel
- Cast iron
- Tools steel
Connect with our team for a full suite of affordable heat treating solutions.
Innovative Metallurgical Engineers
We solve the problems that have surrounded the use of complex metals for centuries. From reducing corrosion to adding structural integrity, our metallurgical engineers are the experts you can trust to refine the solutions your business can depend on.
Our team is always looking for ways to improve our steel treatment methods so that we can pass on the best results to you and your business. Through our modifications and improvements over time, we’ve been able to perfect our methods, and we’re always on the search for better solutions. You’re always guaranteed to get a state-of-the-art and innovative steel treatment solution when you work with us.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to set up a consultation to explore a wide range of efficiency improvement and cost-saving options. We’re looking forward to putting many years of industry expertise to good use for you.
Solutions for Your Metal Heat Treatment Needs
Depending on your industry and the use you have in mind for your metal, you’ll benefit from different types of treatment. Although we always use heat to treat our metal, different methods cause the metal to react in specific ways, producing effects that can be useful or detrimental to your project.
You never want to choose the wrong treatment type. With Burbank Steel Treating Inc, you have a team of experts to work with to determine the proper heat treatment for your needs. We have experience providing many types of metal treatment solutions across various industries. We’ll always give you the best recommendations to suit the required function of your steel.
Whether your business is in the aerospace, automotive, or medical industry, we are more than happy to accommodate all your metal heat treatment needs. When you get in touch with us, we will schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience, take the time to understand the services you need and how we can best accommodate you.
Great Rates on Metal Heat Treating
Metal heat treating requires skill, training, and experience with specialized tools and methods. Although the job can be difficult, we at Burbank Steel Treating Inc believe it should never be costly. You want to know that you are getting honest prices for the quality and type of metal treatment you require. That’s what we promise every time.
It’s also important for you to have cost certainty before you decide on a service. We never want you to be left waiting for a bill to see what your service will cost, so we are happy to offer quick and accurate quotes on all our metal treating services. This lets you think over the work you want before agreeing to the service. And the best part? Our estimates are at no-obligation.
Despite offering a highly specialized service, our team is proud to provide our quality metal heating services at very competitive rates.
Please note that the total cost of your treatment will depend on the nature of the service. We will be happy to provide you with a personalized cost estimate before we get to work!
Safe and Reliable Metal Heat Treatment
When it comes to metal heat treating services, don't settle for any company. Our experts have been specializing in this industry for years. We have extensive experience bringing our clients safe and successful service using only the most trusted techniques and equipment that the industry has to offer.
When you choose to invest with us, you can trust that your metal products are in the very best hands. Whether you are hoping to strengthen your metals or alloys, test its hardness or elongate its lifespan - we're the team you need.
Questions about Metal Heat Treating? Ask Our Experts
Many of our clients have never invested in metal heat treating before, and most have a ton of questions about the process. Our experts are more than happy to take the time to listen to your concerns and address them. We can explain the process in layman's terms, ensuring that you know exactly what it is you're investing in.
Want to talk to a representative today? Reach us by phone or email.
The Area's Best Metal Heating Treating Company
With a specialized focus in metal heat treatments, metal inspections, and metal cleanings, Burbank Steel Treating Inc is favored by aerospace, defense, and medical industries alike.
Our company provides superior product quality and timely results for large-scale and small-scale manufacturing needs. Our widespread delivery service will add to the efficiency of your production schedule.
Female-owned and in operation for over 41 years, we’re the professionals you can count on. Contact us at (818) 842-0975 for a quote on our services.
Get an Estimate for Heat Treating Services
Our goal is to provide our clients with the precise heat treatment and metal hardening services they need in the most convenient way possible. One of the ways we go about this is by offering our clients a risk-free quote on the cost of their work. Through our upfront approach, we hope to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision while also instilling confidence in our ability to get the job done correctly.
Burbank Steel Treating Inc Heat Treatment Experts
Over 50 Years of Experience!
You would be hard-pressed to find a heat-treating service with the same time and commitment in the field as Burbank Steel Treating Inc. Since we first opened our shop in 1969, we have had the pleasure of honing our craft and creating a great number of satisfied clients. The systematic approach that we have developed has allowed us to maintain a consistent output of high-quality and dependable final products. Heat treating and annealing metal is something that requires the utmost precision and attention to detail, which is why it just makes sense to hire a company with a track record spanning over five decades.
Vacuum Heat Treatment Services
Our advanced vacuum furnace will ensure that your metal will hold strong against high heat and stress. Our process allows us to form your metals easily and prevent scaling and discoloration. This process is extremely valuable to influence performance capabilities of your metalwork.
Some of the situations where vacuum treating your steel will demonstrate its worth include:
- Airplane engine and exhaust parts
- Aerospace components
- Medical equipment
- Auto racing components
- And more
Efficient Heat Treatment and Timely Deliveries
Another way that we strive to meet the needs of our cherished clients is through our dedication to completing our work in a respectable time frame. If we provide you with an estimated completion time at the beginning of your project, we will do everything in our power to make sure we meet it. Over our extensive time in the field, we have refined our process and gained the ability to account for almost any situation, so you can always rely on superior results delivered on time.
Fully Qualified Metalworkers
When it comes to getting hardened steel that you can put your full trust in, it certainly helps to work with a company with the appropriate certifications. Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than Burbank Steel Treating Inc. Not only are we completely licensed and insured, but we also have several certifications that help ensure that our work is always of the highest quality. If you would like to know more about our qualifications and why we are the best choice for your metal heat treating, check out our certifications page.
The Highest Standards in Metal Hardening
If you’re looking to get the best results for your metal heat treatment, you need to partner with a company that takes its work seriously. You should never have to worry about the quality of a job, and with Burbank Steel Treating Inc, you won’t have to. We maintain the highest standards for metal treatment in the Los Angeles area to guarantee your satisfaction with every order.
We’re always working to improve our methods as we strive to reach greater heights and more reliable heat treatment procedures. We keep your metal in perfect shape for the job you need it to do, no matter what treatment type you require. We have experience treating metal for many industries and always stand by the quality of work we can produce.
Our dedication to providing our best work with every job we take on has helped us develop a number of high-profile clients over our time in business. We have been honored to provide services for aerospace, defense, and medical industries. Our impressive resume should help provide you with some reassurance that we have everything it takes to complete your work.
Family-Owned Since 1969
As a family-owned business, we’ve been able to keep a close eye on all operations. It’s this hands-on approach to steel treatments that’s allowed us to become the go-to team for any individual or organization looking to treat their steel.
To ensure every client is satisfied, we are constantly improving our facilities machinery, processing equipment, and the methods by which we do our work. Our facilities are inspected on a regular basis, and every crew member is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
With clients in the aerospace, medical, and defense industries, we also need to keep up-to-date on the standards and regulations of these industries. Doing so ensures that our work never lets our clients down.
Certified Steel Treating Services
When someone is repairing your hardware or machinery, you need to be able to trust them. You need more than their word or the recommendation of an anonymous user review. You need concrete proof that they’re capable of getting the job done. The risks are simply too high to take any chances.
Thankfully, we’re more than just licensed and insured technicians. Burbank Steel Treating Inc is certified by Nadcap Management Council. We are also registered with the International Standards Authority, Inc. Take a look for yourself at our qualifications on our certifications page. When it comes to steel treating, you can count on us.
Our extensive range of services include:
- Vacuum Annealing, Normalizing, and Oil Quenching
- Atmosphere Annealing, Hardening, and Normalizing
- Sub-zero Stabilizing
- Microhardness Testing
- Long Cycle Aging
- ...and more
As a Nadcap accredited company, we guarantee all our final products conform to safety requirements and are suitable for commercial use.
Did we mention we offer extended warranties on all services?
Heat Treatment Types
Metal heat treatment is not a one size fits all type of service. There are different methods and approaches that can be used depending on the purpose of treatment and the requirements of your metal. The end result is that your steel needs to be functional.
At Burbank Steel Treating Inc, we offer several types of metal treatment, which means you’ll be able to find what you need for your metal. Here are the heat treatments we offer, and why they could help you:
- Annealing: Annealing is the opposite of hardening steel. It’s about relieving stress, softening the metal, and increasing ductility. When metal needs to be welded, it’s necessary to preheat and improve the grain structures, or welding could actually weaken the metal’s integrity. We offer expert annealing services with proper heating, soaking, and cooling, to give you the ductile metal you need.
- Normalizing: Normalizing steel is used to remove internal stresses that come during machining, forging, welding, or casting. If the stress is not mitigated, the steel can fail, leaving you with damaged projects. Normalizing requires heating to a high temperature and cooling in the air. This gives you stronger, highly ductile steel for something that can resist impact and have maximum toughness.
- Hardening: Hardening is a method used for only increasing the strength of steel; it lessens ductility. Hardening follows similar heating processes to annealing and normalizing, but the cooling process is different. It’s fast. This is the quenching, which happens in water, oil, or brine.
- Tempering: Metal is also tempered, usually following hardening, to increase the ductility, remove brittleness, and slightly soften the steel. This is a necessary step to make hardened steel usable for more projects, lessening the risk of breaking.
Depending on what you will be using your steel for, different treatment types will be more appropriate. To find out the process you need, we recommend discussing your needs with us at a consultation. Call us at (818) 842-0975 today to book a consultation!
Specialty Service Consultations
Everyone’s metal hardening needs are unique to their industry, material, and uses. We understand that the method and service that best serves one person may not serve you. Since we recognize this, it’s very important that we understand the best way we can help you. That only comes through discussion of the scale, type, and timeline of your job.
So that we can give you the exact service you want, we want to talk with you at a consultation. Here we can agree on the services you need to get your metal hardened and treated, in a way that will suit your budget.
We are also happy to accommodate any custom orders your business may require. From servicing custom parts to conducting rush orders, our company will partner with you for efficient and superior results. Call us today to book an in-depth consultation with our management team. Our knowledgeable technicians will sit down with you to determine a personalized plan of action that will maximize your production’s profitability.
Pick-Up and Delivery Services For All Hardware
Some of our clients have no problem getting their machinery or tools to our facilities. Others, though, are unable to get their hardware all the way across town. In the interest of making our services available to absolutely everybody, we offer both pickup and delivery services. Our delivery trucks are on the road every single day, so they’re more than ready to handle your machinery.
Our trucks are equipped to transport even heavy machinery in large quantities. We have an organized schedule of regular on and off-loading services that will save you time and money in your daily operations. We recognize that timeliness is vital to every production line’s success. That’s why our delivery team prioritizes punctuality. We guarantee we’ll be on-site to pick up your product materials on time so that your warehouse or storage facility is cleared and ready for your next delivery.
We also guarantee the safety of your product while in transit. We conduct careful inventory counts on every delivery service we do so we can assure all your products are safe and accounted for on the road. In the case of an emergency road accident, our company is fully insured and maintains detailed inventory reports.
Do you need your company’s steel hardware transported to our facilities? All you have to do is ask us.
State-of-the-Art Machinery and Equipment
Our facilities are equipped with the finest metal heating technology available. We meticulously maintain our equipment with regular inspections and cleanings to ensure optimal performance. Our team of certified professionals conducts all operations in strict adherence to safety codes and guidelines. What’s more, our laboratory technicians scrutinize our products before and after treatment to guarantee product quality and consistency. You can be assured all our company’s procedures are rigorously controlled to ensure maximum efficiency and product excellence for your manufacturing purposes.
Approved By the Industry’s Finest
You can tell a lot about a company by who their clients are. Some of the country’s most reputable companies have relied on our service not once but multiple times. Through our excellent work and attentive customer service we’ve proved ourselves to even the most selective and critical patrons.
Some of our clients include:
- L3 Technologies
- Hamilton Sundstrand
- Hawker Pacific
- Forrest Machining
- GE Aviation
- Lockheed Martin
- PAC Foundries
- Pacific Scientific
- Perkin Elmer
- ...and more!
We’re proud of our long history of reputable service to leading companies in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries. However, we are keenly aware of the latest developments in the industry and are continually developing our services to keep pace with the technology of the future. Our clients rely on us to provide advanced quality-assurance at a pace that progresses with their growing production needs.
Our facility and team are continually evolving to support the ever-increasing demand for steel treatment services. Our company is equipped to support even large-scale projects for long-term needs. Contact our management team to discuss how your business can benefit from the experience and innovation of Burbank Steel Treating Inc.
Strengthen Your Metals with Our Services
Our company offers wide-ranging metal heating solutions for large- and small-scale operations. We partner with our clients to maximize production efficiency while maintaining superior results. For accredited and client-focused heat treating in Los Angeles, contact the best facility in Los Angeles.
When your equipment needs to be repaired, you don’t want to worry that an amateur might make matters worse. Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, put your trust in Burbank Steel Treating Inc. We’re masters of our craft, and we have the certification to prove it. Contact us today!