My friend had some 4130 fittings for a TC'd glider resto, and a new tailwheel spring for his homebuilt glider heat treated by the Wichita location. I can't imagine why he wouldn't have told them what it was for if they had asked. No idea what it cost, but that's irrelevant since you have a different material and amount of parts. As was suggested by someone else, call them up, tell them what you need, and see what they say. Being that their corporate page mentions aerospace and defense work, they are not going to shy away from airplane parts.OK, a helpful but incomplete answer, Matt G. Have you done business with Bodycote? Which office? Did you tell them it was for an airplane? How much did they charge?
Anxious to hear the details.
Most of the companies I know are local so that won't be much of use to you. But this method of findin the closest one with good enough quality could be a good path to get the task done. The following company from Ohio has a video which shows the machines, furnaces and baths they use. This could be a good start, at least you know they'd have the right equipment and they might be in a 500 miles range (this is just an asumption based on state distances).They aren't much use to me if you won't identify them.
One more time: Who knows, and can identify, a company that does heat-treating for homebuilders?
==================================================================================Anyone have a heat-treat company that will treat 2024-T0 ribs for a homebuilder without lying to them about the end-use?
Yeah, I know, "ribs for a race car spoiler" might work but I would rather give my business to someone who actually wants it.
Good one! I will save the article but since I only have one set of ribs to treat, the "time or money" equation seems to favor sending them off.You can build an Airplane, but you can't build your own Heat Treat oven for small parts? Did you ever Google Heat Treat Oven Plans?
========================================================================Good one! I will save the article but since I only have one set of ribs to treat, the "time or money" equation seems to favor sending them off.