The Contour Story

Contour was established in 1986 with the goal of providing a cost-effective solution to difficult heat treatment applications.  This goal was attained through the development of an advanced computer-controlled induction heating technology known and patented as the Micropulse™ Process.  Contour developed the Micropulse™ Process to rapidly harden gear teeth and other irregularly shaped parts requiring a high degree to case depth hardening and pattern accuracy.  In 1986, a system was built specifically for Contour.  This first system is still used today for processing parts and developing applications for customers.  Contour has been building systems for its customers since 1990.

Contour’s patented processes have dramatically altered the traditional methods of manufacturing case hardened gears and other irregularly shaped, complex parts requiring a high degree of dimensional accuracy.

Contour’s innovative processes and designs have yielded revolutionary improvements in our customers’ products.

Since our inception in 1986, Contour has enjoyed unprecedented growth.

Contour moved to a new, larger facility in the Summer of 2000. Our present location and latest proprietary induction hardening systems were purposefully planned to respond to our customers’ requests for either induction hardening systems or contracted induction hardening services.

Parts heat treated by Contour’s  patented processes exhibit less distortion, are stronger,  more durable while offering superior quality.

During the fall of 2007 Contour created a satellite location in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Our Mexico facility also includes purpose-designed utilities, computerized gear inspection equipment, and a complete metallurgical laboratory to support our customers in Central and South America.

Our mission

Contour’s mission is to develop and supply innovative induction hardening solutions that provide our customers an unmatched competitive advantage. To achieve our goals of world-class quality and an exceptional customer experience, Contour will remain committed to attracting and maintaining technical experts focused on continual improvement. Contour will strive to satisfy our stakeholders with a positive economic return.

Our Certificatons

Contour holds both ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 certifications.

Contour has chosen to follow these International Quality Standards to ensure the quality of our products and services.

The ISO 9001 certification covers the design and manufacture of our induction hardening machines.

Our Quality Management Systems ensure our customers of quality finished product. We listen to our customers’ needs from design input through product output to ensure all of your requirements and expectations are met.

Contour is certified in quality to ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 by DNV GL Business Assurance

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We welcome the opportunity to provide you with additional information or assist you with your application development, commercial processing, or thermal hardening equipment needs.