New England Heat Treat Services is a full-service thermal processing facility. We have more than 25 years of experience in the industry. NEHTS offers atmosphere and vacuum hardening, atmosphere and vacuum tempering, stress relieving, annealing, solution, aging, deep freezing, thermal cycling, and vacuum brazing. NEHTS is centrally located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike (Exit 3) in Westfield, MA. We are easy to get to and easy to talk to. Give us a call–we are happy to answer any questions about our services or capabilities. We offer high quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing.
New England Heat Treat Services is a full-service thermal processing facility. We have more than 25 years of experience in the industry. NEHTS offers atmosphere and vacuum hardening, atmosphere and vacuum tempering, stress relieving, annealing, solution, aging, deep freezing, thermal cycling, and vacuum brazing.
NEHTS is centrally located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike (Exit 3) in Westfield, MA. We are easy to get to and easy to talk to. Give us a call–we are happy to answer any questions about our services or capabilities. We offer high quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing.
B & E was established in 1950 in Westfield, Massachusetts before moving to its present location. We currently employ approximately two hundred people, working two shifts around the clock, which includes a full support staff of Inspection, Engineering and Technical personnel.
The B&E Group is made up of: B&E Precision Aircraft Components, B&E Aircraft Component Repair, D&S Manufacturing, NEHTS, and Accel Aviation.
NEHTS is a full-service facility that can meet your price, quality and delivery objectives. We work with:
• Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals: These are metals which contain iron. They may have small amounts of other metals or other elements added, to give the required properties. These are metals which do not contain any iron. They are not magnetic and are usually more resistant to corrosion than ferrous metals. All ferrous metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion.
• Atmosphere & Vacuum: In Vacuum Hardening is an improvement over Conventional Hardening in that the components’ surfaces are protected from possible negative effects of exposure to a gaseous atmosphere. Vacuum treated material is quenched in gas, depending on the specification requirements.
• Atmosphere & Vacuum Tempering: Vacuum Tempering is almost always required after hardening (both in an atmosphere furnace as well as in vacuum), to reduce the hardness (and brittleness) of the treated material to a desirable level.
• Stress Relieving: Heating a steel object to a suitable temperature, holding it long enough to reduce residual stresses, and then cooling it slowly enough to minimize the development of new residual stresses.
• Annealing: used to induce ductility, soften material, relieve internal stresses, refine the structure by making it homogeneous, and improve cold working properties.
• Solutioning: A treatment in which an alloy is heated to a suitable temperature and held at this temperature for a sufficient length of time to allow a desired constituent to enter into solid solution, followed by rapid cooling to hold the constituent in solution. The material is then in a supersaturated, unstable state, and may subsequently exhibit Age Hardening.
• Aging: A change in the properties of certain steels, and structural alloys, that offers at ambient or moderately elevated temperature after hot working or a heat treatment or after a cold-working operation.
• Vacuum Brazing: NEHTS is a certified vacuum brazing facility. Approved brazing materials include, but are not limited to, the following: Gold, Nickel and Copper
• Deep Freeze & Thermal Cycle to -125˚ F : Thermal Cycling is the process of cycling through two temperature extremes, typically at relatively high rates of change. It is an environmental stress test used in evaluating product reliability as well as in manufacturing to catch early-term, latent defects by inducing failure through thermal fatigue.
**N.E.H.T.S. COMMON MATERIALS WE WORK WITH & ARE APPROVED FOR:
300 AND 400 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL
HS454 – ALUMINIUM – 2024 ( T-4/T6/T7), 6061 (T4/T6) and 7075 (T7/T73)
HS461 – 15-5ph, 17-4ph and Greek Ascoloy
AMS 2770 (Hamilton Sunstrand & GE)
HS 5036 TYD
Titanium (Stress Relieve) (HS 5036/Type D)
PN09.718PH and PN09.17-4-PH-7
OIL QUENCH – COMMERICAL -4130, 4140, 4340 and 8740 **10 POUND LIMIT** (call us for details)
TOOL STEELS: A2, A6, D2, H13, H13, M2, M7, O1, O2 & S7
**NOTE: This is not an all inclusive list of materials we can heat treat, please call us or email us for with your questions or specifications.
If you would like to know more about the max operating temperatures of these machines or their capabilities, feel free to contact us.
• Blue M Air Temper
Working Dimensions- 15″ L x 12″ H x 25″ W
• Blue M Inert Atmosphere Furnace
Working Dimensions- 14″ L x 17″ H x 14″ W
• Grieve Air Temper Furnace
Working Dimensions- 44″ L x 30″ H x 32″ W
• Lucifer Inert Atmosphere Furnace
Working Dimensions- 30″ L x 25″ H x 30″ W
• Thermal Basic Inert Atmosphere Furnace
Working Dimensions- 28″ L x 12″ H x 24″ W
• Thermal Basic Rolling Quench
Working Dimensions- 30″ L x 24″ H x 30″ W
• ABAR/IPSEN HER-24
Working Dimensions- 18″ L x 10″ H x 14″ W
• ABAR/IPSEN HR- 34
34″ L x 20″ H x 24″W
• So-Low Freezer
Working Dimensions- 54″ L x 20″ H x 18″W
• 1 Wilson Hardness Tester
• 1 True Blue II Hardness Tester
• Conductivity Tester