Heat Treating …

Steelwind offers 7 Certified Heat Treat ovens with fully programmable controls and digital chart recorders equipped for up to 32 thermocouples. All of our furnaces offer fully programmable controls and digital chart recorders that are independently certified quarterly. This allows us to

meet the strict requirements of our customers’ heat treating needs. Furnace chart documentation is available to customers electronically to ensure compliance with all your quality needs.

In addition, Steelwind also offers certified and documented hardness testing and lab testing services as well as a certified metallurgist on staff. We take pride in our reputation for providing the highest quality

heat treated products and services in the industry. Whether or not you know exactly what you need, be assured that Steelwind has the team, knowledge, and facilities to satisfy your requirements and heat treating services needs!

Steelwind Heat Treating
Steelwind Heat Treating

Steelwind Heat Treating
Steelwind Heat Treating

Steelwind Heat Treating
Steelwind Heat Treating

Steelwind Heat Treating
Steelwind Heat Treating


Shannon Braatz / Account Manager

Email:  shannon@steelwindindustries.com

PH:  414.571.6000  ext. 232



Andy Trentadue / Operations Manager

Email:  andy@steelwindindustries.com

PH:  414.571.6000  ext. 226

     Furnace 1      

12’ W x 12’ H x 20’ L

2200 Degree F Capability

     Furnace 2      

15' W x 17' H x 40' L

500,000 lbs Capacity

2250 Degree F Capability

     Furnace 3      

14'H x 14' W x 70' L

500,000 lbs Capacity

1600 Degree F Capability

     Furnace 4      
     Furnace(s) 5 & 6    
     Furnace 7      

12’ W x 12’ H x 24’ L

150,000 lbs Capacity

1400 Degree F Capability

8' W x 7' T x 10' L 

1400 Degree F Capability

8'W x 8' H x 10' L 

 1650 Degree F Capability

  *TWO HUGE water and polymer quench tanks to accommodate parts up to 20’ in length     

Steelwind Industries celebrates its 25 anniversary
Quenching / Polymer Quenching / Water Quenching / Metal Stress Relieving…

Steelwind offers both water quench hardening and polymer quench hardening services.  Successful hardening is achieving the required microstructure, hardness, strength, or toughness while minimizing residual stress, distortion, and the potential of cracking. The selection of a quenchant depends on the hardenability of the particular alloy, thickness of part, and the shape. Effective quenching is dependent on steel composition, type of quench process, and quench-ant use conditions.

The design of the quenching system and the thoroughness in which the system is maintained can also contribute to successful quenching.

Steelwind Industries is the leader in Polymer Quenching Services.

Polymer Quenching produces a cooling rate in-between water and oil. Cooling rate may be altered by varying the components in the mixture. Polymer quenches are capable of producing repeatable results with

less corrosion than water and less of a fire hazard than oil. Continued repeatable results are possible with constant monitoring of the  chemistry.  Some advantages of using polymer quench is for better control of distortion (particularly thin sheet metal products) and

reduction of residual stresses in the quenching of larger parts such as castings and forgings. Polymers allow for a precise control over quenching speeds which is not achievable through hot water use. Polymer quenching is used for most aluminum products such as sheet material, extrusions, forgings, castings and fabricated (machined and formed) parts.

Typically used on 4140, 4340, 52100, 4142, 4150 steel.

Water Quenching steel is achieved by plunging the hot steel in water. Water next to the hot steel vaporizes, and has no direct contact with the steel. This slows down cooling process until the bubbles break and allow water contact with the hot steel. As the water contacts the steel and boils, a large amount of heat is removed from the steel. With good agitation, bubbles can be prevented from sticking to the steel, therefore preventing any soft spots. Water is one of the most efficient quenching processes where maximum hardness is acquired, and there’s a minimal chance of

it causing distortion or tiny cracking.

We typically quench 1045, 1026, 52100, 1144, 1060, 1050, 1144, and

1095 steel.




Andy Trentadue / Operations Manager

Email:  andy@steelwindindustries.com

PH:  414.571.6000  ext. 226

The process of metal stress relieving is used to avoid distortion, stress corrosion cracking, and high initial stresses. 

In the process of manufacturing metal parts, a certain amount of stress will inevitably be induced in parts. Stresses can be caused by several factors such as: welding, casting, quenching, machining, normalizing, hot rolling, drilling, or any process that moves metal.

Metal stress relieving is a process that reduces internal residual stresses in metal objects by heating the metal object to a suitable temperature and holding the temperature long enough to reduce residual stresses. Parts are then removed from furnace and cooled slowly in still air.

Typically, the parts that benefit from this process are large and complex weldments, machined parts, and parts with tight dimensional tolerances.

Steelwind Industries celebrates its 25 anniversary