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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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Cryogenic Treatment Service Expands Processing Capability
Worcester, MA — The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. has acquired an additional cryogenic thermal cycling system which will allow for expanded capacity and enhance the company's Nitrofreeze® Cryogenic Treatment Service and Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Thermal Cycling Service. These processes have been used by a wide array of industries that include defense, aerospace, electronics, and tool-making. These services promote residual stress relief, material stabilization, enhanced wear characteristics, and crystalline micro-structure transformation in metals.

"The introduction of our new cryogenic thermal cycling system will allow us to better meet our customers' most advanced cryogenic thermal cycling profiles," said Robin Rhodes, the Institute's president. The new system is capable of following extreme process ramps and profiles that will meet any customers' requirements. In addition, the system will complete the company's proprietary cryogenic treatment processes.

A major benefit of this thermal cycling unit is that parts do not need to be coated in a rust-preventive before undergoing the cryogenic treatment process. "The new system allows parts to be cryogenically treated and then post-tempered all within the same unit, eliminating the need for parts to be oiled," according to Director of Operations, Bryce Trani. As a result, parts do not need to be cleaned of oil between the freezing and heating cycles. According to the company, the new cryogenic thermal cycling unit allows it to work with customers on virtually any cryogenic treatment cycle between -310°F and +500°F (-190°C and +260°C).

The company provides its Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Treatment Service on a weekly basis. It provides fast turnaround time, with processes starting on Friday and the return of customer parts the following Tuesday. The thermal cycles are completed on an individual customer basis due to their unique cycling profiles. Typical process loads range from a pound of product to several thousand pounds at a time.

Contact The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc., 78 Chilmark St., Worcester, MA 800-739-7949 or 508-459-7447 fax: 508-459-7426 E-mail: Web:

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