How It Works

THE Cryocycle Thermal Cycling Process is capable of dramatically improving the performance characteristics of a wide variety of materials, such as ferrous and non ferrous metals and alloys.

The entire process, takes between 12 and 36 hours, depending on the application, materials and results being sought. Cryocycle's state of the art thermal cycling systems use computer control that precisely regulates the temperature change bringing an absolute of consistency not available in any other tempering process.

home2This method of thermal cycling, subjecting materials to extremes of temperature and variation.  The process supplements, rather than replaces, standard heat / quench tempering.  Allowing the completion of the metallurgical changes that heat treating begins, it then extends the performance limits and molecular stability to a greater level.

The strict computer control and radically new processing profiles used for each different metallurgical application assure optimum molecular results. The precision of the process enables no dimensional change or micro structural damage. Equally parts treated are not thermally compromised during the cycling process and are not liable break, crack or become brittle.

The Cryocycle Thermal Cycling Process is not a surface treatment, it affects the entire mass of the component being treated. Because of this the process keeps working for the life of the component rather than ceasing to be effective after the surface is worn away or otherwise damaged as it would be in a standard coating processes.

Thermal Cycling allows for strength and durability to be substantially increased. These improvements, along with toughness, fatigue strength and vibration dampening are the most obvious results of the unique Cryocycle process. Even better, the hardness of the material treated remains the same, so there is no additional tendency to crack or chip

Because of the advantages of micro restructuring and precipitation available with the thermal cycling process, traditional measurements such as hardness, do not typically show a change after treatment, but the performance increases and the desirable properties (such as wear resistance) tell a powerfully different story.

Treating tools with the Cryocycle Thermal Cycling Process regularly delivers scientifically measured increases in durability, or "wear life" in the area of 200% to 300% (depending on quality and type of material).

Even better, because the Cryocycle process is generations ahead of current cryogenic treatments, the material structure changes can be made in a fraction of the time taken by what is, by comparison to Cryocycle, a primitive process. 

For more detailed reading on cryogenics follow the following links (PDF format)

The Big Chill - General Cryogenic information (PDF 171kb)

Cryogenics - Panacea or Black Magic (PDF 338kb)

The Myths of Deep Cryogenics - Ferland (PDF 69kb)

Technical Data Sheet on Particulate Dislocation (PDF 463kb)