What is Hardening?

Hardening increases the hardness of a material by suitable treatment usually involving heating and cooling.

Other common names and related subjects are: age hardening, neutral hardening, quench hardening, direct hardening, flame hardening, induction hardening, laser hardening, and surface hardening.*

Gasbarre specializes in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered hardening furnaces specific to the thermal processing industry.

Gasbarre furnaces are:

Gasbarre’s complete line of Hardening Furnaces is listed below.

Continuous Mesh Belt

Gasbarre is a leading manufacturer of Continuous Mesh Belt (or Conveyor Belt) Furnaces, and will custom-design to your particular specifications and application. 

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Modular Vacuum

The continuous vacuum “CV” furnace essentially transforms a batch vacuum furnace into a straight through furnace. 

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High Efficiency Box

The C.I. Hayes CVCQ-LAM Vacuum Furnace uniquely combines atmosphere delubrication and vacuum sintering.

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Modular Heat Treat Systems

The C.I. Hayes CVCQ-LAM Vacuum Sintering Furnace uniquely combines atmosphere delubrication and vacuum sintering.

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Pit

Gasbarre Pit Furnaces are available in numerous sizes and configurations, with features and options customized to your unique needs.

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Tool Room / Small Batch Atmosphere

Sinterite’s Tool Room Furnace is a great universal furnace for use in heat treat shops, research and development laboratories and vocational schools.

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Tool Room / Small Batch Vacuum

The C.I. Hayes “VCQ-ME” Small Batch Vacuum Furnace is ideal for light production, tool room, and research and development applications.

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Tube 

The CI Hayes Tube Furnace is designed to process wire or strip material in continuous fashion.

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Vacuum Batch

Designed for many thermal processes,the electrically heated batch vacuum furnace is available in a multitude of configurations.

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Vacuum Carburizing

The CI Hayes VBQ Vacuum Furnace is part of the modular furnace family designed for heat treating and/or carburizing applications.

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Single Chamber Vacuum

This C.I. Hayes Furnace is a horizontally loaded, electrically heated, versatile batch furnace that may be programmed to run simple or complex thermal profile recipes.

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Bell / Retort

This C.I. Hayes furnace is designed for heat treating applications requiring close control of both temperature and protective atmosphere.

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Continuous Mesh Belt – Solitaire

This C.I. Hayes furnace is known for its compact design and for its popularity for brazing and bright annealing of jewelry pieces. 

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Gas/Pressure Quench – Dual Chamber

This C.I. Hayes vacuum furnace with isolated gas quench is quite versatile, designed for a wide range of heat treat applications.

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Oil Quench – Dual Chamber

This C.I. Hayes vacuum furnace with isolated gas quench is quite versatile, designed for a wide range of heat treat applications.

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Vacuum Sintering – Continuous

This C.I. Hayes Vacuum Sintering Furnace uniquely combines atmosphere delubrication and vacuum sintering. 

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HyperCooler

Sinterite offers this exclusively-manufactured Sinter-Hardening and Rapid Cooling System. 

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*Source: Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor.” The HERRING GROUP, Inc.