MCL offer a 24 hour Metal Shrinking service. Our technicians will
shrink components to be fitted by our customer using liquid
Fast and predictable. May take only minutes
Can provide a precision fit
Components reach ambient temperature more quickly than
Will not cause damage to most ferrous and non ferrous metals
No metal discolouration as may be produced by heating
Heating is slow, may take hours, and may cause distortion
Metal Shrinking may eliminate the need for machined keyways
Shrinking may be used to dismantle assemblies
No discolouration of the metal
Cooling from ambient to -196ºC.
Liquid nitrogen Metal Shrinking can accommodate the majority of interferences found in engineering assemblies.
*Thousands of an inch per inch or microns per mm diameter.
Metal Shrinkage Table