Refractron is a manufacturer and we understand first hand that the profitability of individual companies depends on the technical expertise and efficient manufacturing of that facility. We work with companies that manufacture metal parts used by industrial customers, such as those making autos, airplanes, machinery, and appliances. Some companies make finished products like metal cans, tools, plumbing fixtures, and structural steel members. We work with industrial manufacturing operations that focus on obtaining the highest possible yield of finished products from their equipment.
Refractron has a comprehensive machine shop containing advanced CNC equipment producing parts machined to ensure exact dimensions. Parts are customized with laser marking for traceability and efficient inventory control.
Our experienced mechanical engineers can reverse engineer replacement components for any machine. If drawings are available, the fit and function of components can be verified at the customer’s site to minimize risk and machine downtime.
If drawings are not available, Refractron can measure components via a portable CMM, create drawings, modify designs if required, and provide a detailed report with insight from our experienced designers.
Custom Specifications & Capabilities
Izory®, Izory® X, and Izory® HD, developed and manufactured only at Refractron, has better abrasion and cavitation resistance not found in steels, alloys or many other forms of ceramics and carbides. Izory® can last longer and mitigates the stress on mating parts which reduces the operating costs on strategic equipment.
ATZ is often specified for the most demanding applications that require high strength, hardness, excellent fracture toughness, and wear and corrosion resistance. ATZ is a composite ceramic consisting of small alumina particles dispersed in an YTZP matrix. It is unique in combining and further improving many of the best properties of the individual materials.
YTZP Zirconia has excellent strength, hardness, abrasion and corrosion resistance that make it ideal for tough applications operating at up to 850ºC. When HIPed YTZP has a near perfect fine-grained microstructure (grains <0.5µm) that can be machined and polished into sharp blades and knives, blades and valve or pump components.