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Specifying Heat Treatment

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Outsourcing heat treatment

More UK companies are benefiting from the virtues of contract heat treatment, instead of conducting this crucial step of the manufacturing cycle β€œin-house”. Unremitting global


Contract Heat Treatment -
the preferred option

The specialist contract heat treater is the preferred source of heat treatment for a large section of industry. Any realistic assessment of all “in-house” treatment costs shows that contract treatment offers the most effective option, in all but a minority of special situations.

By outsourcing from a subcontract sector that must optimise energy efficiency and employ latest technology in order to remain competitive, you can:

  • reduce your capital plant requirements and eliminate associated maintenance costs;
  • release valuable works space for more of your core activity;
  • avoid the cost of providing the highly-skilled supervision needed to manage today’s sophisticated treatments;
  • tap into a wealth of metallurgical expertise, otherwise a diminishing resource within engineering industry as a whole;
  • achieve greater flexibility in benefiting from the best treatments;
  • access new processes and procedures immediately they are available, without capital cost;
  • eliminate the expense and time consumed in meeting today’s stringent quality-assurance and environmental demands in-house.

Representing the majority of UK subcontractors, the Contract Heat Treatment Association (CHTA) has designed this website to assist you in making the most of these benefits.

CHTASEAEstablished in 1973, the Contract Heat Treatment Association is affiliated to the Surface Engineering Association (SEA).

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