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Better Metal, Better Parts

Austempering is a specialized heat treating process that imparts superior properties to ferrous metals.

Moving Parts, Moving Industry

The Austempering Process is a useful tool to increase the performance of components across many different industries.

Making Parts Better For 40 Years

Applied Process has been a technology leader in the heat treating industry since 1978 solving tough engineering problems.

Why Applied Process

Not Just Better Parts, A Better Process

While what we do at Applied Process is specialize in the Austempering process, we don’t just heat treat your parts to make them lighter, stronger and more durable. We help you replace one material/process combination with a better, faster, cheaper one.

Whether we are a reliable step in your manufacturing process or an efficient supplier of outsourced Austempering services, you’ll find us to be a “no problem”, cost-effective collaborator.

  • 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.
  • Most of our business is derived from engineering conversions.
  • AP engineers can provide your team with conceptual and design assistance.
  • We can show you how Austempering can be used in lightweighting.
  • We help your business enter new markets and improve your bottom line.

OUR Services

Stronger and tougher

We specialize in the Austempering heat treating process, creating superior properties in ferrous metal parts: less distortion, higher strength, higher toughness, better wear resistance, lighter components and lower overall cost.

Applied Process News

Jeremy Lipshaw, Product Development Engineer, was the presenter last night at the Minnesota Chapter of ASM International.  Jeremy presented on “Demystifying the Casting Conversion.”  His presentation discussed how to identify casting conversion candidates, how to interpret material selection indices, and how to design an optimized casting. #asm #heattreat #castingtechnologies #lightweighting
Heat Treat 2021  Dr. Kathy Hayrynen was the keynote speaker at the 31st ASM Heat Treating Society Conference & Exposition at the America’s Center in St. Louis.   Dr. Kathy discussed ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ferrous Metallurgy and Heat Treatment are NOT Dead.  This presentation shared insights into why misconceptions exist about careers in ferrous heat treatment along with providing … Continue reading Dr. Kathy Hayrynen Keynote Speaker at Heat Treat 2021


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