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Heat Treatment Australia

Project: Vacuum Caburising and Vacuum Brasing

HEAT Treatment Australia provides heating services to all areas across Australia and some international destinations.

After identifying a significant gap in the heat treatment sector for a thermal processing service able to supply the international aviation industry, the company then looked at the processes which were most sought after and created the most problems for Australian manufacturing companies.

After extensive R&D, the company decided on the purchase of two new processing furnaces designed to further increase the company’s technological and processing advantage over national and international competitors.

The company’s ability to finish components they would normally have to go overseas for, meant a great saving in costs and logistical issues.

Management identified the trend towards creating global partnerships and together with the newly acquired equipment and the strategic implementation of the new systems, the next step for the company was to begin establishing strong links with international organisations.

Trips were taken to the US and a series of internal audits were undertaken with customers and suppliers in order to secure contracts. The new furnaces had to also be validated to receive compliance for US requirements.

After forging links with several international companies, Heat Treatment gained processing approval for the processing of components for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project. As a result of their new global relationships, the company says they expect to increase the number of customers with its capability demonstration.

The company has recently completed its first JSF order and have several other components in the pipeline.

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