Foundry Applications

Cryogenic processing, Foundry equipmentThere are few places as rough on equipment as a foundry. Foundry machines and tooling are constantly subjected to abrasive sand, metal slag is everywhere, and everything is being used at high volume to get work done. All this adds up to huge foundry maintenance, downtime, and upkeep costs to keep everything running smoothly.   Use of cryogenic processing can greatly reduce down time and costs.

With deep cryogenic processing for your foundry applications, you no longer have to worry about the damaging effects on some of your most essential pieces. Let Controlled Thermal Processing show you how our proprietary deep cryogenic treatments of your metal parts can help.

How it Works

Cryogenic processing, foundry equipmentWhen it comes to foundry maintenance, certain parts you use every day, like forms, patterns for molds, and trim dies, are the most heavily affected metal pieces that could really use the bolstering power that our deep cryogenic processing provides. Forms often have sand packed around them to create a mold that abrades it excessively. Patterns and trim dies are also exposed to sand and debris that compromises their integrity. Our treatments  can keep these pieces in production longer and reduce the need to sharpen or replace them.

Our proprietary deep cryogenic processing for foundry applications is applied strictly to the metal parts of your operation. The metal cooling process strengthens and enhances each piece, to increase its durability and lifespan — often up to three times longer.

Further Reading
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Cryogenic Processing: A Study of Materials at Low Temperatures

Susheel Kalia
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
March 2010, Volume 158, Issue 5-6, pp 934-945


Cryogenics is an exciting, important and inexpensive technique that already has led to main discoveries and holds much future assurance. Cryogenic processing is the treatment of the materials at very low temperature around 77 K. This technique has been proven to be efficient in improving the physical and mechanical properties of the materials such as metals, alloys, plastics and composites.

Abrasive wear response of cryotreated EN45 steel in simulated wear test rig fixture

N.B. Dhokey, A. Raskar, A.R. Hake, G. Mohapatra
Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
July 2015


Wear by sand abrasion occurs in cutter blades of sugarcane cutting machine. The wear life of components used under sand abrasion conditions is governed by process parameters, properties of abrasive particles in the soil and material properties. In this article, the wear performance of conventionally and cryotreated specimens was tested in the soil containing 20% silica at different blade speeds such as 300, 400, 600 and 750 rev min− 1 at the varied cutting times of 8, 16, 24 and 32 h respectively using simulated test rig fixture of sugarcane cutting machine.

Contact Us Today

While cryogenic processing for foundry applications is cutting edge science, the team at Controlled Thermal Processing has been working on perfecting our processes for some time. We’ve conducted numerous studies and real world experiments to ensure our treatments are powerful and effective. Learn more about our processes for foundry maintenance when you call us today. We can help you reduce down time and maintenance costs considerably and that translates into increased profits.