The machine tool sector had the first move in benefiting from the advantages of cryogenic science. Initially opposed for fear of drops in sales, cryogenic technology nowadays accompanies any proceedings directed to the improvement and durability of both steel and sintered tools.

   Differently from traditional tempering and hardening systems, by means of superficial PVD, CVD, etc., Ice-Tech Cryogenic Treatment is unique and permanent. It operates on the item structure and fully modifies it, down to the heart. It makes for full use of blades or tools cutting edges, well beyond temper level, for example. Besides, if the item has already undergone covering treatments such as PVD, the cryogenic treatment will optimise the covering performance and make the entire piece much more resistant.


   Like any other science, cryogenics has laws and procedures that call for absolute abidance and excellence is unquestionably based on this. Even if cryogenics is not such a young science, it is all but present on the national scene. What's more, any type of cold treatment (-80 C) is often ambiguously portrayed as "cryogenic", even to refer to quick tempering after heating; Ice-Tech Cryogenic Treatment is done at - 196C on average, as this is the temperature that lets residual austenite to change the mechanical characteristics of the processed materials.


   Quite importantly, this proceeding can be applied to the finished product (post-production) with great advantages on the working side.


   - Tools manufactures

   - Metal processing companies

   - Wood processing companies

   - Agricultural machines and tools manufacturers and mechanics

all can highly benefit from the Ice-Tech Cryogenic treatment.

 

   Tests have been carried out in the USA. They have proved that increase in fatigue resistance for steel varieties classifies as follows:

PROCESSED MATERIALS    (UNI)

PROCESSED MATERIALS  (AISI)
PROCESSING AT - 190 C
X150 CrMo 12 KU D-2
817%
A-2
560%
S-7
503%
100 Cr 6 52100
420%
0-1
418%
A-10
264%
X 82 MoW 09 KU M-1
225%
H-13
209%
X 82 WMo 0605 KU M-2
203%
X 75 W 18 KU T-1
176%
CPM-10V
131%
P-20
130%
440C
140%
430
119%
303
110%
20 NiCrMo 2 8620
124%
C 20 C1020
98%
AQS
97%
A-6
97%
T-2
92%
 

Ice-Tech : Very low temperatures for very high performance

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