MICROPULSE™

The patented Contour Heat Treat process  that produces hardened parts with greater fatigue strength and wear resistance at a lower, cost-per-unit cost.

the micropulse process

Micropulse uses controlled pulses of energy, measured and delivered in milliseconds, to produce hardened parts with greater fatigue strength and wear resistance. Heat input is measured and accurately regulated by the Absolute Pulse Controller, precisely controlling dimensional variation and hardening conditions. The improved strength of the parts is a result of high residual compressive stresses and a precise case of depth.

Contour’s Micropulse™ Process provides a stronger, higher-quality part for less money.

The patented Micropulse™ dual frequency and pulsed single frequency hardening processes by Contour typically eliminates the need for finish grinding, honing, lapping and heat distortion straightening. The result is a measurable reduction in per-part production costs with a substantial increase in quality. Contour’s Micropulse™ Process provides a stronger, higher-quality part for less money.

In the world of complex parts requiring ever-increasing accuracy, Micropulse is the breakthrough that manufacturers have been looking for. That’s why manufacturers all over the world are turning to CHI for just-in-time induction hardening adapted to their needs.

Micropulse™ Material Pre-Heat
Micropulse™ Material Final Heat
Micropulse™ Material Quench

SERVICES

Induction hardening

Contour custom-designs and manufactures Lift and Rotate Machines, Single Shot Shaft Machines, and Crankshaft Machines.

Commercial processing

Contour maintains multiple in-house thermal processing systems for commercial processing.

r & D

R & D are integral aspects of Contour’s operations. Our company has sixty-two patents either granted or pending.

Contour Mexico

The thermal processing services and capabilities of our Silao, Mexico plant are identical to those of our U.S. location.

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