Research & Development are integral aspects of Contour’s operations¬†and the foundation of our success.

The Science Behind the Heat

We are dedicated to creating new hardening processes and to improving existing processes. Our company has sixty-two patents either granted or pending.


Contour has a fully-equipped metallurgical lab, enabling us to provide thorough inspection and part development services to all of our customers

The lab is equipped with some of the best equipment offered by Beuhler and LECO.

Contour’s degreed metallurgical engineers inspect each sample to ensure that it meets the customer’s specifications. Contour maintains each cut sample for reference and places the results in a database. The customer is provided with written certification of the metallurgical results. The metallurgy lab allows Contour to deliver optimum materials, design, gears, and shafts to every one of our customers.


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

Thermal 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.

Contour Mexico

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

have a special need or question? consult with one of our engineers

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