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Do you cryogenically treat used brake rotors?
No, we only treat new rotors.
Once my new rotors are cryoed will I need special brake pads? Also, Can I turn my cryogenically treated rotors without damaging the cryogenic treatment?
You do not need special brake pads for cryogenically treated rotors. All brake pads work fine and will actually last longer. Yes, you can turn your cryogenically treated rotors without damage or removal of the cryogenic process. This is due to the fact the cryogenic process is not a surface or one time treatment. Once the rotors are cryogenically treated the entire part, throughout, has experienced molecular transformation, not just the surface of the rotor.
I am a racer, is using cryogenically treated brake rotors legal in SCCA or any of the other sanctioning bodies?
Yes, Cryogenically treated brake rotors are legal in SCCA and in other sanctioning bodies such as PCA Club Racing and BMW Club Racing.
I would like to cryo some gun barrels. What are the advantages? Do I need to be concerned about the steel rusting due to the cryogenic process?
The main advantage is the dimensional stability that cryogenics will bring to your guns. Gun barrels tend to walk as heat is generated as a result of discharging a round. Once you have your barrels cryoed you will have anywhere from 0-50% better accuracy and less wear. Your barrels will also be easier to clean because the micro-cracks introduced during manufacturing/machining are eliminated.
Rusting is not a problem. Parts are not quickly brought into the ambient temperature, but at a very slow rate. The process is a high tech computer controlled treatment based on mass and type of material.
Does cryogenic processing benefit knife blades and instruments/objects requiring retention of sharp edges?
Yes. Heat treatment is the most important stage in the evolution of an alloy into performance steel. The first step in the heat treatment process is to reach a critical temperature. This temperature is held for a specific amount of time (depending on the steel being hardened) and causes the steel to become austenetized. Heat treatment is one of the many factors that dertermines the grain size of the steel. A fine grain structure is more desirable for knife blades and other instruments/objects requiring retention of sharp edges. Cryogenics is the process that goes beyond the heat treat to best refine the grain structure. Cryo treated blades, instruments and objects become more durable and resistant to wear without becoming brittle.
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