While some of the products supplied by Gould Fasteners are available in standard designs and forms, others can be custom-built or -finished in a more specific way according to the user’s application. One example is the distributor’s line of heat treated bolts. Unlike the other types of bolts in Gould Fasteners’ inventory, these have undergone a heat-treating process to improve their mechanical properties, such as their strength or hardness.
Heat treatment is a metalworking process that intentionally alters the physical and/or chemical properties of a material. It typically involves heating the material to extreme temperatures either to harden or soften it. In the case of metals, such as carbon steel, heat treating is sometimes chosen to increase tensile and yield strength, or for normalization or stress relief, as it fundamentally alters the microstructure of the material. The process usually includes a hardening phase and a tempering phase, the latter consisting of reheating the metal to a temperature well below that used for hardening, to improve toughness.
Gould Fasteners distributes heat treated bolts from reliable, high-quality producers such as Infasco. These fasteners are recommended mainly for high-temperature tasks or for applications that will put the bolts under high pressure. Many manufacturers have the ability to custom-produce and custom-treat these bolts, so clients can have their own unique requirements met.
Aside from heat-treated options, Gould Fasteners can provide bolts constructed out of high-strength and heat-resistant alloys, with alternative finishes such as galvanizing and zinc plating. The company ensures consistent high quality by pre-inspecting a statistical quantity of all of its products before shipping them to customers.
With nearly four decades of experience in supplying fastening products for the military, telecommunications, and other industries, Gould Fasteners knows how to help customers find the best products at the most competitive pricing, including heat treated bolts. Get in touch with the Gould Fasteners team for a fast quotation, to learn about a project, or just to find out more about heat treated bolts.