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Tool Steel Hardening in Los Angeles

A respected and successful metal heat treating service operating out of the Los Angeles area, Burbank Steel Treating Inc. is your source for world class thermal processing services for the Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Electronic and Medical industries.

Every member of our certified crew understands the importance of the industries we work for and operates under the highest standards when it comes to producing strong and functional hardening and tempering for tools.

Certified and accredited in heat treating by Nadcap, as well as registered with the International Standards Authority, Inc. you can always rely on Burbank Steel Treating Inc. for professional, high-quality services.

Heat Treatment Services

Heat treatment is a process by which metal alloys, such as steel, are hardened. Hardened steel is an advantageous element in a variety of heavy-duty machinery and equipment. For that reason, our services span all sectors. Using advanced technology, we can harden a wide range of tools for multiple industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Automotive
  • Electronic

Working with high-profile industries such as these means being able to heat-treat a variety of materials. The quality of our metal hardening services speaks for itself.

Call us today to book a consultation and site visit. We'll be happy to show you around our state-of-the-art facility and go over your options in person.

Metal Hardening Services

Once we've heated the metal alloy to its critical temperature, at which structural changes occur, we cool it quickly. We offer heating and cooling methods for many types of steel alloys. Each technique produces a hardness and strength specific to the type of steel used. Our facilities use the following cooling techniques:

  • Air cooling
  • Vacuum annealing and hardening
  • Oil quenching
  • Water quenching
  • Atmosphere annealing and hardening

Tools that are treated with proper hardening techniques are tempered to ensure their durability and toughness in high-stress operational conditions.

Frequent Steel Treating Facilities Inspections

In accordance with industry and government standards, our facilities are regularly inspected to ensure that we continue to produce high-quality products. In-house, we continually update our procedures to reflect industry policy revisions. We routinely inspect, clean, and service our state-of-the-art equipment for optimal performance. We’re always ahead of the curve, and always seeking new ways to maximize quality control and efficiency. Many of our clients visit our production space regularly, as an extra surety. If you would like to organize a site visit to our steel production facilities, just give us a call. We'll be happy to show you around.

Industry and Government Compliance and Certification for Steel Hardening

We guarantee certifications of compliance with every product we produce. Upon request, we will be happy to provide all the correct paperwork confirming compliance to government and industry standards. Our well-organized quality control system and equipment are aligned to the standards of and certified by:

  • ISO 9001
  • AS 9100
  • AMS 2750
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-1
  • NIST standards

You can find out more about our credentials on our website’s certifications page.

Fast Delivery for Steel Hardened Tools

We deliver start-to-finish metal processing. By “finish,” we mean straight to your doorstep. We’re pleased to offer our clients a hassle-free delivery option where our trucks transport your completed order directly to your address.

Our in-house delivery service is fast and efficient. If you're based in the local area, we offer daily pick-ups and deliveries. Above all, efficiency is our priority. We are always available for prompt local deliveries for all the hardware that we produce. Our fleet of vehicles has the capacity to transport even the heaviest loads. As we recognize the importance of your time, we prioritize punctuality and run a tight system of prompt, safe, accountable delivery.

What’s more, we pledge that your products are in good hands. We are fully insured on the road, and our delivery team takes a careful inventory of every item in transit for your peace of mind. We ensure every item is accounted for and will arrive in a timely manner at the destination of your choice.

For longer distances, take advantage of our partnerships with UPS, FedEx, and other courier services. All the orders we receive are processed and delivered on time, with your schedule in mind. There's no waiting around and no delays with Burbank Steel Treating Inc.

Place your order today.

Become One of Our High-Profile Clients for Tool Hardening

We serve some of the nation's leaders in aerospace engineering and medical equipment production. Our clients rely on us to produce steel tools with exceptional accuracy and consistency. These are companies on which our lives depend every day. Although the following list is not complete, it will give you a sense of the clients who have provided us with their approval and certification:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Robinson Helicopter Company
  • Avibank
  • Parker Aerospace
  • Hawker Pacific Aerospace
  • Forrest Machining Inc
  • L3 Technologies
  • Goodrich Corporation

For a complete version of our client approval list, please click here.

Committed to Excellence

Founded in 1969, our heat treatment facility has been committed to excellence from the start. We leverage decades of experience to lead the metal treatment industry with professionalism, quality assurance, and speed. We’ve earned our reputation across all industries, from aerospace to medical to defense.

While our facility’s reach has done nothing but grow and extend over the last 40+ years, our devotion to small business satisfaction has never wavered. We’re a large company that treats every client as if they were our only client. We seek to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and to do that, we deliver five-star customer service day after day, and contract after contract.

At Burbank Steel Treating, Inc. we keep an organized office. We believe in maintaining lasting relationships with each and every one of our valuable clients, and make every effort to maintain detailed information on all of their needs.

One of the ways this benefits our future clients is in the form of an in-depth customer approval list where you can view companies just like yourself who have benefited from our heat treatment of steel and in which ways they have used our services.

From Boeing to SpaceX you'll find our work has been satisfactory for clients of every level.

The Need For Tool Steel Hardening

When you're going to be working with tools that endure a lot of wear and tear, you're going to benefit from hardened tool steel. Through hardening and tempering, our technicians will prepare your tools to stand up to a lot more than they would without this process.

Heat treatment of steel starts the process. After concentrating heating, the tool will then be submerged into a substance such as oil or salt water to set off the hardening process. This is then repeated.

While hardened tool steel may sound like something that's easy to produce, that is not the case. At Burbank Steel Treating, Inc. we work using methods we've developed over the years to ensure optimal strength at points of your tools that will experience more use. Tool steel hardening should be done by certified professionals with the experience to get you the exceptional results you deserve.

Cost Estimates

Heat treatment is essential in creating tools that do their job properly, and for a long time. For some just starting out in their respective industries this may not seem like an investment you can make, but once you've worked with treated vs. non-treated tools you'll appreciate the difference.

To find out what the hardening and tempering process will cost for your order, just get in touch with us—we're happy to help. One of our representatives will speak with you in detail about your production line and help you develop an in-depth plan of action to maximize your efficiency and profitability. Allow us to schedule pick-up and delivery services and arrange all the custom order specifics you need dealt with.

At our company, we consider ourselves more than service providers. We consider ourselves your partners, and we make it our mission to partner with you to improve your production line with best-in-class steel hardening.

By the way, expedited services are available. If you require a time-sensitive order and delivery, reach out to our friendly administrative team. We may be able to rush your order.

Comprehensive Metal Processing Services

Steel hardening isn’t the only service in which we excel. Our facility offers a full suite of metal processing services, including (but not limited to):

  • Rockwell and Brinell testing
  • Neutral salt facilities
  • Glass bead cleaning
  • Marquenching
  • Sandblasting
  • Sub-zero stabilizing
  • Long cycle aging
  • Retort processing
  • Carburization
  • Carbonitriding
  • Nitriding

Consider us your full-service facility for steel and metal treatments.

We're Ready To Fill Your Order

Our knowledgeable staff are available via phone or email to help you plot out your order. Available Monday through Friday, you can get your questions answered, find out more about our process, and see just what we can do for you.

Operating out of Los Angeles since 1969, we have nearly 50 years in the tool steel hardening industry and are always ready to take on new clients just like yourself! We stand apart for rigorous quality control, stress-free delivery options, and competitive rates.

Have an inquiry? We can’t wait to hear from you.

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