Bluewater Thermal Solutions

Bluewater Thermal Solutions

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Bluewater Thermal Solutions Services

  • Brazing Service

  • Nicro


    Like most of Bluewater’s brazing techniques, nicro brazing involves joining two metal or alloy parts with the use of a brazing filler material. However, nicro brazing goes a step further than our typical brazing processes in that the families of the filler materials utilized in nicro brazing are new innovative metals that have been created by trade experts to satisfy the exacting demands of changing industry standards. Nicro brazing is also...

  • Heat Treating Services

  • Age Hardening

    Age Hardening

    Bluewater’s Age Hardening which is also called Precipitation Hardening is used to increase the tensile and yield strength of materials including most alloys of aluminum, magnesium, titanium, nickel and some stainless steel.  Age Hardening creates changes in physical and mechanical properties by producing fine particles of a precipitate phase, which impede the movement of dislocations, or defects in a crystal’s lattice. ...

  • Austenitic Nitrocarburizing (ANC)

    Austenitic Nitrocarburizing (ANC)

    Austenitic Nitrocarburizing (ANC) produces a surface compound layer of epsilon iron nitride and a diffusion zone that contains transformed martensite. By processing at higher temperatures than a Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) process, a portion of the diffusion zone under the compound layer is austenitized as it is stabilized by additional nitrogen content and transforms to martensite upon quenching. This additional hardened diffusion zone below the...

  • Carbon Restoration

    Carbon Restoration

    Bluewater’s carbon restoration heat treatments are applied to steel parts in order to correct the surface decarburization that occurs from high temperature metalworking processes performed in air, such as investment casting and hot forging. This heat treatment is performed in carbon-controlled atmosphere batch furnaces. Carbon restoration cycles use carbon potential controlled furnace atmospheres to re-establish the correct carbon content on the...

  • Carbonitriding


    Bluewater’s Carbonitriding is a surface hardening process that provides a thin, high hardness case on lower hardenability steels. This thermochemical treatment diffuses both carbon and nitrogen into the surface of the component simultaneously. The use of nitrogen to increase the hardenability of the carburized case allows plain carbon or lower alloy steels to be case hardened successfully with full transformation to martensite in order to...

  • Carburizing


    Carburizing is a case hardening process in which a metal part or component of low carbon content is heated in conjunction with a carbon rich substance in gas, liquid or solid form. The process of heating the metal component in a high carbon environment via means of controlled gas environment allows for diffusion of the carbon atoms directly into the surface of the part that needs to be hardened. The amount of carbon that and resultant case depth that...

  • Case Hardening

    Case Hardening

    Bluewater specializes in a wide variety of thermochemical treatments in which we create durable, wear resistant finishes on shaped carbon and ferrous alloy steels. Case Hardening, also known as surface hardening, is the process utilized to construct a hardened exterior shell and strong ductile core on low carbon steels in an effort to improve abrasion resistance, wear-resistance and fatigue strength. Some variations of this process include...

  • Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC)

    Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC)

    Bluewater’s Ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC) has a high resistance to wear, excellent scuffing and seizure resistance as well as improved corrosion resistance. While Ferritic Nitrocarburizing is the more generally specified process, the greater load bearing capability of the Austenitic treatment has resulted in its adoption as an attractive alternative to the high temperature surface hardening techniques. Ferritic Nitrocarburizing is often...

  • Hardening


    What is hardening? Bluewater’s hardening methods enlist a wide variety of heat treatment techniques in which we increase the hardness, strength, and fatigue life of metal parts and components via surface hardening and through hardening. There are several different methods and types of equipment that can be used to neutral harden or case harden small lots to high production volumes of metal components.

  • Induction Hardening

    Induction Hardening

    Induction Hardening is a form of heat treatment Bluewater utilizes to selectively harden a metal part or component via means of a solid state RF power supply that sends currents through an inductor coil which then transmits electromagnetic waves that heat the metal parts or components. Induction hardening occurs because the parts placed inside the inductor coil have entered a magnetic field and the eddy currents from that field are introduced to the...

  • Malcomizing


    Our low-temperature Malcomizing operation for stainless steel produces a durable hardened surface on finished surfaces that have been machined and properly pretreated. While Malcomizing is similar to gas nitriding, it does require the addition of an activator to destroy the protective oxide layer on stainless steel and then hardens this surface through the diffusion of nitrogen.