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Ohio Metallurgical Service Inc.
www.ohiomet.com / HQ: Elyria, Ohio / Employees: 80+ / John Gaydosh, president: "We've
grown by being willing to do whatever the customer demands and not saying 'no' unless we have to."

ohiomet's heat-treating
processes are unique to
meet the needs of the part
being created.

Red Hot

pursuit of stellar service drives ohio
metallurgical's offerings. by barbara mchatton
Heat treating machine components may not appear to be the most
glamorous endeavor, but Ohio Metallurgical Service (Ohiomet) is certainly passionate about its business.
"[Ohiomet] believes that the end-result of the heat treating process has to
be perfect, precise," President John
Gaydosh declares. "Many of the parts
we process are safety-critical parts. We
have to ensure that the parts are within our clients' very tight tolerances
and that level of quality is consistent
throughout all of the parts we process."
Gaydosh says that the company
processes parts for a wide range of
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industries. From axles and shafts in
lawn and garden tractors, fasteners
for power generation equipment to
automotive steering components,
Ohiomet creates a heat-treating process unique to the part.
The operation has experience processing parts that may be found in
nuclear submarines, deep sea oil platforms, various types of military and
civilian aircraft, and even the tractor
in your garage.

Customized Approach
"Under the guidelines of the client's
specifications, we develop a recipe

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for that specific part," Gaydosh notes.
"We consider such issues as the optimal temperature of the furnace to
achieve the best end-result, how the
part is loaded into the furnace so it
doesn't distort, as well as times and
temperatures of the cooling process."
From start to finish, all of the treatment processes are carefully prescribed based on knowledge gleaned
by Ohiomet engineers during the
company's long history. The company
was established in 1947.
Once the part goes through a rigorous inspection process, which normally includes microstructure, case
depth and hardness determinations,
the parts are tested and certified per
the client's blueprint specifications.
Upon completion of the load, Ohiomet engineers verify that all of the processes ran as anticipated before the
product ships.
All of the production parameters
are then saved so the same process
can be used for future orders. "Our
customers need to know they're getting quality results consistently,"
Gaydosh notes. "We have to ensure
that we produce clean parts that won't
require additional operations on the
client's end."

Nadcap Driven
Gaydosh notes that the company tries
to stay current on quality systems that
are relevant to its industry. As a result,
Ohiomet has achieved accreditation
in the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for several processes
and materials.
Nadcap is composed of a panel of
industry experts and governmental
agencies that has developed standardized, yet extremely stringent assessment parameters to meet the very rigorous demands of the aerospace


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