Century Tube Induction and Quench Heat Treating
Why heat treating?
Better Energy Absorption • Less Weight • Lower Cost
The primary use of heat treated tubes is for Door Impact Beams (DIB) but there are other applications, such as seat frames and ISOFIX tubes/bars.
Technologies for Century’s Door Impact Beam manufacturing process were developed from extensive engineering by Nippon Steel. The outcome is a durable tube, combining the exceptional attributes of extreme hardness with superior elongation for good energy absorption.
Benefits and Features of Century Tube Door Impact Beams
- Raw material is a unique grade and is produced domestically – 100% U.S. content.
- Manufacturing process is controlled by a TS-16949 compliant quality system from steel to
- Unique combination of steel specification and heat treat process assures uniform product
quality and reliable performance.
- Cost competitive due to integrated production systems and rationalized processes.
|Guaranteed Mechanical Properties|
|Yield||1029 MPa||149 Ksi|
|Tensile (Min)||1470 MPa||213 Ksi|
|Hardness HV||HV 420~550||Other ranges available|
Heat Treat Size Capabilities