Heat Treaters

The time and temperature of a heat treatment vary depending on the metal or alloy being treated and the qualities desired in the finished product. Different treatments are needed for making flexible sheet metal, copper wire, and hard ball bearings. In furnaces using metal belts or wire baskets to hold the heated pieces, some processes use temperatures as low as 250 degrees Fahrenheit or as high as 2,450 degrees Fahrenheit. Some qualities can only be achieved by subjecting the metal to temperatures hundreds of degrees below zero.


Sign In or Join Vault Gold to Read Full Profile including:

  • The Job
  • Education and Training
  • Outlook
  • Tips for Entry
  • PLUS MORE

Are you a student? You may have free accesss to Vault's premium content.
Contact your Career Center, Alumni Office or Library to find out more.

Related Industries

Career Update Newsletter

Tips and tools to help you manage your ideal career.