Powertrain and suspension components require
toughness to handle the worst of everyday driving and high-precision mechanical
characteristics to accurately transmit road conditions and driving dynamics to
the driver. This paradox can be resolved with inductively hardened modern
automotive components. The manufacturing of these high-performance components
is accomplished by a sophisticated induction hardening machine with the
flexibility to harden a variety of disparate parts.
Check out the May 2017 issue of Industrial Heating, which includes features on Ford's $1.2 billion investment in three Michigan facilities, a roundup of heat-treat process-verification articles, and much more.