Thermal Technologies was founded in 1998 on a basic, yet complex, idea: providing a true alternative to customer concerns regarding quality and service when procuring heat-treatment processes.

The Chatsworth, Calif.-based company has accomplished this feat by adhering to its philosophy. “Combining our extensive heat-treating and metallurgical expertise with accurate processing will yield materials and services of the highest quality on time and at lower prices.”

Today, with eight employees, Thermal Technologies services the aerospace, defense, medical, commercial, oil and drilling, tactical, food, automotive and entertainment markets. The company performs a wide variety of vacuum, atmosphere and open-fire thermal processes. These include:

  • Vacuum – bright annealing, magnetic annealing, solution annealing, hardening, vacuum gas quenching, normalizing, stress relieving, tempering
  • Atmosphere – carburizing, hardening, normalizing, oil quenching, stress relieving, tempering,
  • Open fire – aging, annealing, hardening, stress relieving

Thermal Technologies, in keeping with its philosophy, offers more than heat-treatment processes. This MTI member also provides a wide range of support services, including metallurgical consultation, inspection, lab analysis, straightening, racking and sand blasting.

In fact, this range of services has helped set Thermal Technologies apart. Its vacuum processing features ultrahigh clean vacuum with leak rates ranging from 0-10 microns per hour, which exceeds most specifications. Meanwhile, its on-staff metallurgist is able to consult with customers on not only heat treating but also design needs. Perhaps most importantly, Thermal Technologies has proprietary methods that minimize and eliminate distortion issues throughout thermal processing.

Perhaps most vital to the company’s success since its inception, however, has been digitization. Digital controls allow strict and total control of processing at the highest level. Digital records make Thermal Technologies’ quality system accurate and precise, and it makes retrieving those same records hassle-free – a benefit to company and customer alike.

Committed to company growth and continual improvement, Thermal Technologies expanded operations into a 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility and became Nadcap-accredited in the past two years.

As for the future, Thermal Technologies will continue to strive to meet customer requirements by combining its heat treating knowledge and experience with accurate processing and to produce materials and services of the highest quality on time while remaining in full compliance with ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality standards. Furthermore, the company pledges to maintain a safe and environmentally friendly workplace in recognition of its responsibilities to employees, customers and community.

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