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Austempering is a process for steel applications that produces a ductile and stable bainitic structure. The treatment involves 2 steps: heat into the austenite phase and then quench to a temperature level where the austenite is transformed into bainite instead of martensite. Bainite is tougher than martensite.


  • Lower distortion compared to a traditional quench and temper process
  • Tougher parts
  • Shock resistance

The Horizontal Vacuum Furnace and Vertical Vacuum Furnace series deliver superior performance for austempering applications requiring high strength and toughness. Click the links below for more details or to request a quote. Our technical support team will help you find the right system that meets your process and application requirements.