A leading manufacturer of business-jet aircraft has contracted with Consolidated Engineering Company (CEC) to design and manufacture an integral quench furnace system for their new heat-treat facility in Mexico. The system will be treating a broad range of aerospace steels, so it was of importance that the system be versatile. It can heat treat low to medium carbon tool steels, precipitation hardening steels, and martensitic, austenitic and stainless steels.

CEC met with the customer’s project team and jointly designed a system that adheres to stringent aerospace specifications, particularly AMS-H-6876, AMS 2759/3D, AMS 2759/4B, AMS 2759/5D and AMS 2759/7A. CEC, which has 105 U.S. and foreign patents, specializes in aluminum heat-treatment systems.