Used in a wide variety of materials to increase the yield strength. It is done in 3 steps – heat to a high temperature, quench, and finally age. In the steel family, precipitation hardening is mostly done on stainless steels and super alloys.

With the proper alloying elements and related precipitates, it is possible to limit the movement of dislocations in the lattice and hence increase the hardness.


  • Harder and stronger material
  • Adds strength to a class of stainless steels
  • Wear resistance
  • Low distortion


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