About Cryogenic Treatment

The history of Cryogenics and the birth of Thermal Cycling

A Journey from the Dark Age to the Space Age... 

The true development of cryogenic treatment is unknown, it is likely that developing man found that metals tempered with fire and then placed in the snow to cool brought about a superior result not unlike the art practiced by Japanese sword makers of the high mountains who still follow the traditions of generations; heating, folding and freezing up to a thousand layers who produce some of the finest metals. 

 Swiss watchmakers have 
used cryogenics for generationsThe science, or at least documented application of the process of cryogenic methods comes from early watchmaking,  especially in the creation of high quality chronographs.  The Swiss discovered that by placing their finely manufactured gears in the plentiful snow and ice during the winter after heating and tempering produced a precision that became synonymous with excellence for generations.  
Modern cryogenics as a science began a period of formal exploration during and following World War 2 where any advantage was sought to gain a winning edge. 
Despite a number of successful results with components placed in dry ice for long periods (up to several days) the development of the science and research was not able to advance at the same pace, so despite the proven successes were overshadowed by cost, difficulty in keeping pace and treatment times that far outweighed the advantages.

During the early 1960's the science became fashionable again with the use of the relatively easily attainable waste product,  liquid nitrogen as the medium.  Research conducted by Dr. Randal Barron and Dr. Jeff Levine at separate university's in the United States began to finally quantify results.  Even with the successes the treatment times remained relatively unaltered up to several days.  Because of this the industrial imperative could not be suitably catered for.

Space exploration owes much to the science of thermal cycling

In the late 1980's and 1990's radical Inventors and Engineers began accidental experimentation with Thermal Shock principles.  Results caused them to proposed applications that challenged mainstream understanding in the science of temperature extremes.  This research, based in part on the evidence of now returnable space vehicles, centered on applications of altering temperature extremes in a specific way to evenly change the molecular structure of metals and manufactured components.  This radically different treatment that we call 'Thermal Cycling' also allowed for a substantial reduction in treatment time, which lead to the potential to provide services well within the time frame demands of modern industry.

Over twenty years of research, design and experimentation has led to the development of the revolutionary thermal cycling treatment system patented by Cryocycle Thermal Cycling Technology. The technology consistently demonstrates gains in component life and cost savings of up to four times, teamed with increases in safety and working efficiency. 

Testing and results are undertaken in both the practical working environment of the subject component, as well as in a controlled laboratory so nothing is left to chance.  Even more impressive is the ability of Cryocycle to deliver these savings at a fraction of the cost of even one replacement unit and often within a 24 hour period.  Because of these and many more substantial developments, the Cryocycle Thermal Cycling Technology has found a permanent home as a viable cost saving alternative to expensive replacements and even more expensive down time with many companies.