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DEFENSE & ARMAMENT

Defense: For over 35 years, Nitrex has contributed to the worldwide defense industry with our installed systems and services. The armed forces and top defense contractors need to keep developing new armaments, ships, submarines, aircraft, missiles, and systems. Many armed forces rely on Nitrex expertise in heat treating.

Armament: Heat treating has long been recognized as a key process in the armament industry. Since the first swords made by forging iron in medieval times, heat treating has been used to make armaments more efficient and resistant. Today, Nitrex supports the armament and defense industry with turnkey heat-treating solutions for their most demanding innovations.

Controlled goods: Nitrex also recognizes the need to protect defense customer data and we always keep our controlled-goods processes up to date. We maintain multiple accreditations to meet and exceed defense contractor requirements such as ITAR. Our compliance officers are fully trained to ensure that defense customers’ data is protected, and we are proud to serve the men and women worldwide who protect our freedom and our way of life.

HEAT TREATING SERVICES

The following heat treating services are among those provided by Nitrex HTS:

Carbonitriding

Carburizing

Nitreg® Potential Controlled Nitriding

Nitreg®-C Potential Controlled Nitrocarburizing & ONC® post-Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing Oxidation

Nitreg®-S Nitriding of Stainless Steels

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TURNKEY NITRIDING SYSTEMS

Nitrex nitriding/nitrocarburizing systems and technologies deliver superior quality and performance, improving the wear and corrosion resistance of steel, stainless steel, and metal-alloy components. Nitrex systems can be an integral part of a fully automated production cell with automatic loading and unloading.

Nitriding Systems

Nitriding Technologies

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VACUUM HEAT-TREATING SYSTEMS

From vacuum brazing to precipitation hardening, vacuum furnaces are extensively used to heat treat many alloys found in armaments, fighter jet aero engine hot sections, aerostructures, naval structures, and other complex systems part of many defense apparatus.

  • Vacuum furnaces front loading
  • Vacuum furnaces bottom loading
  • Brazing furnace

 

Horizontal Vacuum Series

Vertical Furnace Series

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UPC-MARATHON CONTROL UPGRADES

Ideal for new or retrofit installations, UPC-Marathon control upgrade solutions meet industry-standard requirements and provide precise and reliable process control for greater savings and improved product quality.

Control Upgrades

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Available heat-treating processes

Precision heat treating, hardening and nitriding, solution treating and aging processes in vacuum tempering, annealing, stress relieving, brazing, sintering, debinding, low-pressure carburizing, solution nitriding and nitrocarburizing.

 

Type of parts processed

Guns

Rifles

Revolvers

Handguns

Machine guns

Missiles

Drones

Naval ship

Gun turrets

Rockets

Fighter-jet aeroengine components

Blade

Blisk

Strut

Landing gears

Aerostructure

Actuation

Probes

Discs

Shafts

Casings

Thruster

Hydraulic systems

Valves

Propellers

Ailerons

Spoilers

Tubing

Standard alloys include aluminums (6061, 7050, and 7075), traditional aerospace metals (nickel 718, titanium 6Al4V), and stainless 15-5PH

 

Single-crystal nickel-base superalloy, Ti6Al2Zr2Sn2Mo2Cr0.25Si, Titanium aluminide (TiAl) and aluminum lithium (Al-Li)

 

Titanium 5553 (Ti-5553) Ferrium S53 Incoloy, Inconel, Udimet and Hastalloy steel 300M and SAE 4340

 

Other alloys

Ti2Cu

Ti6Al2Zr2Sn2Mo2Cr0.25Si

Ti4.5Al4Mo4Sn0.5Si (SP 700)

Cast and wrought nickel-base superalloys

Alloy-718

Waspaloy

Powder-metallurgy superalloys

Nickel-base alloys

U720