Juell Machine has installed a certified aging oven and Rockwell hardness tester to bring an outside-processing operation inside. “Precipitation-hardening stainless steels purchased in solution-treated condition – 13-8 MO, 15-5 PH & 17-4 PH – require an aging process after machining to achieve the desired hardness,” explains Mike Starr. “Previously, this process was performed by an outside supplier. Now, with our certified, in-house aging equipment, we can accomplish this operation in hours instead of days, saving our customers time and money.”
Indeed, Juell Machine is one of the very few precision machining companies with in-house, stainless steel aging capabilities. Effective process control is one more way that we manage our costs and shorten lead times to offer our customers the best possible prices and the fastest, most reliable deliveries.