Heat Treat Services (HTS)

Hi-Life tools have been providing a heat treatment service for a wide range of Irish based tool making, engineering and medical device companies for over 20 years. The company has built up a vast amount of experience of heat treating a wide range of metals from tool steels, HSS, stainless steels and exotic metals. These can be treated using the standard processes or a bespoke process can be developed to suit the customer requirements. The equipment list includes 4 vacuum furnaces of which 2 are validated for medical devices and 8 tempering furnaces of which 1 is validated for medical devices and a cryogenic treatment unit with all the instruments on these furnaces calibrated twice annually and all processes logged on a chessell data logger to ensure that all processes are kept under the tightest control. There is also a metallurgical laboratory on site where testing, analysis and advice on material condition can be provided on request.

Services provided:

  • Vacuum Hardening
  • Tempering
  • Annealing
  • Stress relieving
  • Normalising
  • Age Hardening
  • Precipitation Hardening
  • Cryogenic treatment


Heat Treat

Data logging: All furnaces have their process data logged using a chessell data logger and are stored on a server for retrieval and analysing where required.

Validation: We also can offer the validation of equipment/processes for a customer where appropriate

Our customers for Heat Treat Services are some of the most recognised brands in the medical, engineering and tool making markets.  Contact us today for more information on our HTS.






North America Service Center
28 Sword Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Toll Free : +1 800 343 6068
Tel : +1 508 753 6530
Fax : + 508 753 0127
Email : nasc@ptgtools.com


Hi-Life Tools
European Service Centre
Bays 122-125
Shannon Industrial Estate,
Shannon, County Clare,
Tel : +353 61 239503
Fax : +353 61 239502
Email : esc@ptgtools.com


Asia Service Center
PTG – Kun Shan Tools
8 Nan Bang Road, Kunshan
Jiangsu Province,
China 215300
Tel : +86.512.5771.9243
Fax : +86.512.5771.9239
Email : asc@ptgtools.com

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