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World Leader in Austempering

Applied Process is a worldwide group of commercial heat treats that specialize in the Austempering process. We get paid to heat treat people’s parts, but what we really do for a living is help our customers to replace one material/process combination with a better, faster, cheaper one.

- AP is the world leader in Austempering technology. It’s all we do since 1962.
- Our iron and steel metallurgical bench strength is unmatched in the industry.
- Our dedicated R&D center is always working on the next new technology.
- AP plants are state-of-the-science, clean, safe, efficient and ISO certified.
- 95% of our business is derived from engineering conversions.
- AP engineers can provide your team conceptual and design assistance.
- We can show you how Austempering can be used in lightweighting.
- We’ve got you covered on four continents.
- We help your business enter new markets and improve your bottom line.

Whether AP is working as a reliable step in your manufacturing process or a cost effective supplier of outsourced Austempering services, you’ll find us to be a “no problem”, cost effective collaborator.

Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI)
Austempered Steel
Carbo-Austempered™ Steel
Carbidic Ductile Iron (CADI™)
Austempered Gray Iron (AGI)

Austempering: making your iron and steel parts tougher, stronger, lighter, quieter, wear resistant……and greener.

AP News Feed

January 10, 2013

Applied Process hosted the first-ever session of Applied Process University in Livonia, Michigan.

December 20, 2012

Vasko Popovski, PE has been elevated to Director of Sales & Marketing.

November 9, 2012

Dr. Kathy Hayrynen becomes the Director of Research and Development.

April 19, 2012

Vasko Popovski will be presenting Large Austempered Parts - MONSTER Opportunites this morning at Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, Ohio.  In case you're not in Ohio this morning click on our Library link to read the paper.

March 19, 2012

50 years ago this month Bob Keough revolutionized the Austempering of steel stampings. Read the whole story at

Our Austempering Customers Are Talking About Us....

A Director of Operations at a major axle and suspension systems manufacturer was recently overheard saying “It is clear from the efforts that the folks at AP have made that they are focused on being a value minded supplier”.

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