Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to remove the trigger?
- No, you can leave the trigger assembly attached. Just make sure it is packed solid in the shipping container. They get shuffled around a lot in shipping.
- Do I have to remove the action from the barrel?
- No, it is not necessary.
- Will my parts distort?
- No, as long as they are properly heat treated prior to cryo treatment.
- Does this replace heat treating?
- No. Cryogenics is an extension of heat treating. The process must be started before we complete it.
- Can you treat carbide?
- Yes, however there are several grades and brands of carbide and they all react differently to the cryo treatment. Some show no significant increase while others show dramatic increase. We'll be happy to do test samples on carbide.
- Can you treat stainless steel barrels?
- Yes, it will relieve the stress in most all metals.
- Will it make my parts brittle?
- No, the cryo treatment will actually decrease brittleness. The part will become tougher and stronger.
- Can we treat our TiCn coated cutting tools?
- Yes, the process will still make the underlying material tougher and stronger. Coatings wear off. Cryogenics doesn't. The process keeps working for the life of the tool rather than ceasing to be effective after the surface is worn or otherwise damaged.
- What is the turnaround?
- As long as we have your parts by Friday evening, they will be processed every weekend and shipped out to you on Monday.
- Will cryogenics damage the finish on gun barrels?
- Not generally, however some barrel steel can change color. On the very rare occasion, the barrel will have surface rust, again, depending on the barrel steel.
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