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Value Added Services

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Assembly

Bluewater often will assemble multiple components together into an assembly, particularly prior to a brazing operation.
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Clamp Tempering / Press Temper

Clamp tempering / Press temper is often performed to flatten thin plates and stampings after heat treatment to remove distortion and out of flat conditions caused by heat treatment.
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Component Procurement

Bluewater will procure components for customer brazing projects where multiple components are brazed together into an assembly.
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Deburring

Bluewater can provide deburring services at some locations.
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Blasting

Bluewater can perform abrasive blasting at some locations to clean parts after heat treatment. Sand blasting, steel shot blasting, glass bead blasting, and vibratory tumble blast are possible.
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Grinding

Bluewater can perform or outsource components for grinding after heat treatment.
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Machining

Machining can be subcontracted from Bluewater Thermal Solutions when necessary after heat treatment.
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Magnetic Particle Inspection

Bluewater can perform magnetic particle inspection at our Ridgway, PA location. This is often performed after induction hardening operations. Our other locations are able to outsource this inspection.
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Metallurgical Laboratory Testing

Most Bluewater locations are equipped with a full service metallurgical laboratory.
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Platings and Coatings

Plating and coatings that are required after heat treatment may be subcontracted by Bluewater in order to offer this service to our customers and allow for one stop shopping.
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Packaging

Custom packaging is available from Bluewater upon request.
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Parts Washing

Parts washing to remove residues, contaminants, grease, oil and debris are available prior to and after heat treatment at many facilities.
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Passivation

Passivation of stainless steel is available at our Chicago Plant 2 location to help restore the corrosion resistance of stainless steel components.
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Rust Preventative

Rust preventive fluids and packaging are frequently employed after heat treatment to avoid corrosion.
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Straightening

Straightening after heat treatment is performed to restore a component's required dimensional tolerances and reduce post-heat treat machining requirements.
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Trucking

Bluewater operates a fleet of delivery vehicles from many locations to perform pick up and delivery of customer product from their location.