Our focus is on results. At the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE), we work together with industry members to improve heat treating processes. We can do the same for your organization.
Recent, heat treat research projects include:
Distortion and residual stress
Austempering to form bainite
Heat treatment of additively manufactured parts
Carburization process optimization
Understanding, controlling and optimizing quenching
Carbonitriding process optimization
Join us at our next meeting.
Open to all members and registered guests. Interested but not a member? Contact Maureen Plunkett at (508) 831-5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CHTE Spring Meeting at WPI
June 7-8, 2022
CHTE researchers work to identify heat treatment process parameters to control distortion and residual stress in steel parts that rely on heat treatment, especially the rapid cooling process of quenching, to acquire the desired mechanical properties. Rapid phase transformation and high thermal gradients occurring during quenching can cause distortion, which leads to costly hard machining and rejection.