Vacuum Heat Treating for Medical, Aerospace and Other Industries

Lake City Heat Treating provides aerospace heat treating, medical heat treating and other state-of-the-art vacuum heat treating services for quality critical industries. Stainless steel tempering and other bright processing is also available. Our quality standards and continual process improvement efforts led us to being accredited by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).

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LCHT specializes in vacuum heat treating/bright processing of stainless steel including hardening, tempering, annealing and precipitation hardening. This concentration of effort and expertise has enabled us to produce a product of superior quality that continually achieves excellent surface characteristics for subsequent passivation and polishing. As a result, our customers have eliminated additional cleaning and polishing operations after heat treatment.

We also perform high quality heat treatment of nickel and cobalt alloys, titanium and air hardening tool steels. A new vacuum furnace is now available at Lake City Heat Treating Corp., bringing the company’s vacuum heat treating line to seven. This new furnace features “6 BAR” capabilities with a variable speed 200HP cooling blower. The VFS Model HIQ3836-6 furnace can achieve vacuums of 10-6 torr and process temperatures up to 2400°F with a work load size up to 24” x 24” x 36”. With this new furnace, LCHT now offers nitrogen as well as argon quench.  With these new capabilities it allows LCHT to process customer requirements to exact specifications.