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

Induction hardening

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

contract processing

CHI maintains four flexible in-house production systems for customer contract processing. 

Contour Mexico

The Contour Hardening, Inc. plant located in Silao, Mexico has all the mirrors all the services & capabilities of our U.S. plant.

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, contract processing, or induction hardening equipment needs.