Automotive Heat Treating

Automotive heat treating is a huge and growing market. Even with the advent of electric cars, heat treatment of automotive parts continues to be strong. Parts heat treated include automotive body parts including lightweight aluminum body parts and high-strength steel structural parts. The vast number of engine and transmission parts are also heat treated not to mention many automotive stampings and fasteners. The heat treatment of gears and transmission parts is a huge part of the automotive market. Automotive glass is also “heat treated.” Processes vary widely and include annealing, stress relieving, hardening, surface hardening, through hardening, carburizing, cartonitriding, ferritic nitrocarburizing (FNC), nitriding, solution heat treating of aluminum, as well as brazing and controlled atmosphere brazing of automotive heat exchangers. Below is a collection of automotive news and technical articles.


A major steel manufacturer recently acquired certain assets from a carbon steel tubing provider that supplies induction heat-treated tubes for automotive

  Source: Light Metal Age   A leading producer a state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion and forging grade billet and rolling ingot slabs

A leading global aluminum rolling company recently announced it has developed the first aluminum sheet battery enclosure for the rapidly

A major U.S. steel producer recently commissioned an international engineering group with the expansion of its steel plant in Osceola,

This is the final installment in a 4-part series by Dr. Steve Offley (“Dr. O”) on the technical challenges of monitoring low-pressure carburizing (LPC)

A manufacturer of aluminum profiles and complex extrusion press products recently purchased a nitrocarburizing system for its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility

A major automaker recently announced that it will base its manufacturing of electric vehicles in Chattanooga, Tennesee. Volkswagen AG, headquartered

  Source:   A manufacturer of automotive fasteners recently broke ground on an expansion in Columbus, Indiana, that will

In 2018, Heat Treat Today introduced one of its most popular features, the 40 Under 40 Awards for young, up-and-coming talent in the North American heat

A U.S. automaker recently announced plans to expand production capacity in Michigan which will include electrifying key brands. Fiat Chrysler

  Source: Paulo   One of the rules in metallurgy is: “As strength increases, ductility decreases.” What if it were

A worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, based in Maumee, Ohio, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition