An Introduction to  COLDfire Thermal Cycling 


COLDfire Thermal Cycling Strengthens Manufacturing Tools and Products

  • Longer Life

  • Less Breakage

  • Decreased Wear

  • Lower Repair Costs

  • Increased Durability

The cost of the Thermal Cycling Process is very small compared to the amount you will save. Parts and repair costs can eat up your profit. By Thermal Cycling your tooling, dies, bearings, electric motors and cutting blades you will dramatically lower your biggest expense.



Features & Benefits

  • Lengthened work life of parts & tools results in substantial savings.

  • Lowering residual stress improves dimensional control in aluminum, titanium, and other metals.

  • High alloy steel cutting tools stay sharp longer, fewer micro cracks, less chipping.

  • Down times reduced due to fewer service needs for parts & tools.

  • Thermal Cycling is not just a surface treatment, it's effects are seen through the entire cross section.

  • Thermal Cycling treatment is a one time treatment, and the benefits obtained are permanent.

  • Treatment is compatible with tool, or component treatments (Tin, Chrome, Teflon, etc.)

  • Thermal Cycling Treatment can be carried out on new as well as used tools

  • Thermal Cycling does not cause dimensional changes.

Dramatically reduce consumption of perishable tooling. Treated tools typically yield two to five times the production of non-treated tools before regrinding is required.

COLDfire treatment will result in the permanent volumetric enhancement of metal properties. Treated components may be ground after treatment and the benefits of treatment are retained.

Reduce the frequency and cost of tool regrinding. Worn treated tools may be reground more times before falling below minimum acceptable dimensions. This represents yet an additional cost savings.

Substantially reduce machine downtime attributable to tool replacement.

Reduce the scrap rate for machined forgings and castings by COLDfire treating prior to final machining for better stability and surface finish


Remarkable Gains For All Types Of Tooling Metals

  • Broaches
  • Cams
  • Carbide Cutters
  • Chain Saws
  • Chippers
  • Circular Saws
  • Counter Sinks
  • Crushers
  • Cutters
  • Dies
  • Drill Bits
  • End Mills
  • Extruders
  • Face Mills
  • Grinders
  • Hammer Mills
  • Hog Mills
  • Key Cutters
  • Knives
  • Milling Inserts
  • Molds
  • Pipe Reamers
  • Punches
  • Roughing Mills
  • Router Bits
  • Shear Blades
  • Shredders
  • Scissors
  • Slitters
  • Taps
  • Twist Drills
  • Welding Electrodes

If tools are to be used to their maximum life, 
the treatment of choice must be Thermal Cycling. 

Experience the difference with COLDfire Thermal Cycling.

For more information please contact us


Barry Collier & Company (Pty) Ltd
5 Rapid Street, Riverside Industrial Park, Nelspruit, South Africa
PO Box 2063 Nelspruit 1200, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Tel: +27 13 75 24349
Fax: +27 13 75 33468
Cellular: 083 626 0030 / 083 626 2008