The word, "CRYOGENICS" is derived from two Greek words - "kryos" which means cold or freezing, and "genes" meaning born or generated. Deep cryogenics (below -300F) has created many new applications, as well as in ultra-cold temperature physics.

Cryogenics Processing is a space-age process which significantly extends the productive life of metals, as well as some plastics. Some recently developed fields which use Deep Cryogenics are superconductors, cryo-biology and the super-conducting super-collider.

Cryogenic processing involves lowering the temperature of an object to sub zero temperature. With most metals, this means dropping the temperature to a least -300 degrees F. Although some companies claim to cryogenically treat metals with dry ice (fp=-110 degrees F) or with ice and alcohol, the experts in the field agree that it is necessary to go down considerably lower than this in order to reap all the substantial benefits of the process. Equally important to the temperature attained is how that temperature is obtained. Exposing something to a very sudden change in temperature causes residual stresses, cracks, and other problems. It is very important that the temperature of an object be brought down at a controlled rate that is compatible with the material. Cryo Nebraska process first involves preparing your tooling and or parts to be placed in the processor. The chamber is sealed and the temperature is dropped to -300 degrees F over a period of 12 hours. Then it stays for 24 hours at -300 degrees F using liquid nitrogen (the liquid nitrogen never comes in contact with parts). When the parts have been at the proper temperature for the appropriate time, then after 24 hours it is allow to come up to temperature very slowly as not to damage anything. The tooling and or parts are tempered to the proper temperature three times.

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The molecular structure is more uniform and dense. This results in a larger contact surface area that decreases wear and friction. Also, the process stress relieves the part eliminating potential failure points in the part. Both of these mechanisms combine to create a more durable and wear resistant part. Keep in mind though, DEEP CRYOGENIC PROCESS does not take the place of heat treating. DEEP CRYOGENIC PROCESS completes what a good heat treater started.

Coatings such as titanium nitriding (tin) are just thin applications which have no affect on the cracks, stress concentrations, and microstructure problems that are the main source of wear. (They are good at reducing friction and light abrasion.)

Poor tool life leads to quality problems, increased scrap, and high manufacturing costs, directly affecting company profits.

Each potential application has to be carefully evaluated with the customer so that the best results are achieved.

Sometimes, people ask us to treat tooling and or components to "make it work."

Cryogenic process will not make up for faulty heat treating, bad design, improper material, or improper machining methods. Sometimes you might look at the root causes of a problem and attack those areas before you use cryogenic tempering. Also, there are times when cryogenic tempering is just not the answer.

It can reduce corrosion on pumps made of S2, M2, 4142, and 316 (stainless steel) materials.

If your production records clearly indicate that the processed tools showed no cost advantage over your unprocessed tools, Cryo Nebraska will gladly refund the cost of the cryogenic process.

The information pertaining to increased wear characteristics do not include other benefits. One such important factor is the reduced material removal during refacing of machine tools, increased lubricity and part stabilization. Cryo Nebraska have evidence that indicates these improvements real and substantial.

Machinists report significant gains in machine ability and in the finish of the aluminum after cryo-processing.

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Thank you for calling to make inquiry regarding the knife that you processed for me. I have used it for 2 hrs. per day since I received it (8-14-03) and I have yet to sharpen it (as of 10-1-03). It seems to have extended the edge considerably. This is a great plus for carvers! Regarding the steel in that knife, I quote the material that I received from the knife maker "Helvie knives offer an unconditional guarantee on all products made at Helvie Knives. The handles are made from highly durable Pakkawood and the blades are a tungsten-carbon steel heat treated to 58r." I am considering having you do some additional carving tools for me. Again thank you for your great work and the concern that you have for your processing

Morris Anderson  "Coleridge Carvers"


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Stress relieves

( keeps barrels from warping, reduces shot string, walking or wandering effect in the shot group, improved accuracy and extended barrel life)
Reduce Group size
Easier Cleaning
Increase Barrel Life
Eliminate Pattern Shift
Less Fouling

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Handgun Barrels - $32.00

Handgun Frames - $42.50

Rifle Barrels - $50.75  

 Shotgun Barrels - $50.75

Double (S/S) Barrels - $69.50 

Double (O/U) Barrels - $69.50

Bull Barrels - $75.50

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Choke tubes show measured increase in "Density and Consistency"
when cryogenically treated.
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It work great on trigger springs $2.50ea.

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Older S/S and O/U Shotguns with soft-soldered barrels should not be subjected to this process.

Remember: Clean All Bluing Salts from your Gun. If Not, It Could Harm the Finish.

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Cryo Nebraska has been cryogenically processing gun barrels in Omaha, Nebraska, over eight years. Advantages are: Maintain Present Point of Impact With Extensive Use, less fouling, expand more uniformly when heated by firing, and will also be easier to clean. Some people say that the easier cleaning is worth the cost alone.

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As a competitive trap shooter, the original motivation for having my Parazzi MX8 and Browning 425 shotgun barrels cryogenically processed was to normalize the grain structure. As you know, the benefit is that the process removes the potential for the barrels to warp under the extreme shooting conditions often found in Nebraska. I am very pleased with the result. An added bonus which alone is worth the expense is that cleaning time is reduced almost to zero. Almost nothing sticks to the inside of the barrels!! I also appreciated your excellent service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cryo Nebraska to my fellow shooters.

Peter Lahti, Omaha, Nebraska

Hi Doug,

My .270 you processed is a nail driver. I took two pronghorn antelope in Montana. One at 275 yards, the other at 300 yards. Both single shots. Just missed a coyote at over 450 yards. That would have been very cool.


Ron FarinaNew Buffalo, MI

Clay Target Shooting

At some of the more "preferred" gun clubs, many of us have enjoyed the opportunity of shooting ATA registered targets at great length and quantity. During many of the select times and with outside temperatures reaching close to 100 degrees on the mountain side, I detected my trap gun seaming to change the point that the targets were breaking. Always abundant advice at the gun clubÖ bend, bore, back bore, vibrate and or tune.

While spending most of 2001 & 2002 shooting in the Great Winds of Nebraska which is way far away from the SF Mountain; I was reintroduced to Moneymaker Guncraft of Omaha, NE. Moneymaker finally fit me into its schedule and made an "Adjustable Barrel" for a 390 Berretta autoloader. I enjoyed everything about the new auto except the cleaning; Moneymaker at this point made me aware of their immediate neighbor, Cryo Nebraska, Inc.

Cryo Nebraska briefly explained the Benefits of Cryogenics and cryogenically processing. I explained the length of time and difficulty in cleaning the gas auto Berretta. Prior to making a decision to treat my trap guns, I spent time in a controlled situation to determine the "Point of Impact & Pattern Characteristics"of each setup. Following the Cryogenic Treatment of a 390 Berretta and my DB 81 Perazzi, I retested the guns. All choke tubes produced more dense uniform patterns with a noticeable reduction in the "Outside Flyers" of the patterns tested.

Both treated shotguns appear to hold the Point of Impact thru extensive use, the clean - ability of the treated metal parts may be the greatest benefit of this process. The insides of the barrels remain virtually clean requiring an occasional swab out. I canít wait to get back to the SF Mountain and put the CRYO treated guns thru a "Home Test".

The management of Cryo Nebraska is dedicated to improving working metals and is fully aware of the value of our individual firearms. Proper care, scheduling and completion of treatment is obviously of the highest priority; "When a timeframe is set for treatment it is met". I recommend Cryo Nebraska to all shooters.

Randy L. Freston, Vernal, Utah

Older S/S and O/U shotguns with soft-soldered barrels should not be
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If you are a serious rider, Cryo-Processing is a just what your bike needs! Deep Cryo-Processing will strengthen the parts of your mountain bike there by making them last longer.

Frames, chain rings, forks and shocks experience excessive stress during intense riding. Eventually these stresses cause fatigue which ultimately lead to cracking and fracture. Our treatment eliminates the residual stresses that your bike parts obtain during the manufacturing process.

After treatment, your bike will be able to withstand all the punishment you can give it!! Cryo-Processing is a one-time process and we guarantee it will increase the strength of all your metallic components on your mountain bike.

#1 Stabilization and stress relief are achieved when a metal of any kind is slowly cooled to -300F and stays there for 20 hours then slowly warmed to room temperature in a dry cryogenic processing chamber. Other names you may recognize, that are synonymous, are aged and seasoned. You could say that the process ages and seasons metals in 7 days, not years (2 to 10 years ). This a huge benefit.
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#2 Addressing the retained austenite portion of carbonizing on case or through hardened alloy steels. Cryogenics will phase transform this lesser grade carbon to martensite which is very fine grained and stable.

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#3 A finishing to the heat treat quench of tool steels and the initial formation of fine eta carbides. The phase transformations of retained austenite to martensite during the quench stop at room temperature but are not complete. A very slow controlled cooling to -300F in a dry cryogenic processor will finish the transformation process and cause fine eta carbides to start their formation. Heat tempering to address the virgin martensite and complete the fine eta carbide formation will result in a very fine grained, self- supporting structure that resists damage from aspirates and reduces the coefficient of friction by creating more surface area of contact. These gains are permanent and tooling will not lose this benefit during a proper regrind since the treatment affects the entire structure. Gains in life can range from 25% to 1,000%, but normal gains fall into a 50% to 200% range.

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#4 Tungsten carbide with cobalt binders will extend in life by as much as 1,000 % when treated properly with cryogenics. During a phone conversation with Randall Baron of Louisiana Tech, it was learned, as was suspected, that tungsten carbide stress relieves and also refines its grain structure even though it is micro-grained already. The information he conveyed came from a university study done in Arizona.

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The Cryo-Note process has been hailed as the greatest advancement for brass instruments in the last 50 years. Brass instruments respond to this gentle process providing increased tonal quality, volume and lower or higher register. By treating the instrument at sub-zero temperatures, inherent stresses within the structure of the brass called "residual stresses" are released. This allows your instrument to play and sound the way it was designed to perform.







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Piccolo Trumpet

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Soprano Saxophone

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Tenor Trombone

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Alto Saxophone

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Tenor Saxophone

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Dear Doug:
Thank you for your recent cryogenic processing of my Getzen 940s piccolo trumpet, my mouthpieces and Gemeinhardt 3SB sterling silver flute. I admire and appreciate your meticulous care with which you handled each of these items -- as if they were your very own instruments. The difference between the trumpet response before the process and after is subtle but absolutely unmistakable. I find that there is greater ease of articulation, pronounced silkiness in slurring, and greater ease when playing in very soft and very loud contexts. The processing appears to garner for the player a greater efficiency so that the music is performed with greater fluidity and enjoyment. I really look forward to doing further business with you.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Rudyard Dennis
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Union College
Lincoln NE 68506


Hello Doug,

Thanks for all your help. Both of my children (the trumpet and French horn mouthpieces) tell me that they could tell a difference. Both mouthpieces feel softer to them. Also when they play, they notice a faster note response (the attack - the beginning of the note). As for both of my tuba mouthpieces, I have not got a chance to play them yet. I did notice one major thing. The titanium mouthpiece that you cryo'd is definitely smoother that a non-cryo'd titanium mouthpiece. I have another non-cryo'd titanium tuba mouthpiece that I tested side by side (the same mouthpiece materials). I'm sure that the cryo'd mouthpiece will have a definite edge over the non-cryo'd mouthpiece. I have several other tuba and trombone mouthpieces that I would like to have cryo'd soon. Because of the holiday season coming up, I'll need all my mouthpieces for now. I will email or call you when I am ready to send you the rest of my mouthpieces to have cryo'd.

Thanks again,

Richard Evans

McCanless Flutes "I have all my flutes treated cryogenically by Doug Almond of  Cryo Nebraska. His treatment of flutes is meticulous and thorough."

Floyd Hebert flutist (1st flute - Glimmerglass Opera, Albany Symphony, Berkshire Symphony, Hyde Hall Chamber Players, Catskill Chamber Players) "Very free blowing and easy to play.  Effortless!  And louder too, without forcing or working.  Just more presence, if that's the word.  Really, pretty much just the way the brass players describe the effect.  Thank you very much, Doug."

1-10-06 Floyd Hebert sent in his Butterfly Headjoint to cryo it, I sent it back to him. Later I sent a E-mail asking him if he had a chance to try it yet. He said he had and "It is quite different--better. Easier to play, more focused sound. Amazing." Thank you, Doug.    Best, Floyd.

David Polson (Great Saxophonist) (new Tenor Saxophone) (Baritone Saxophone) "Made my new horn play like a classic vintage horn, but without the vintage horn mechanical problems." 

Bill Sprague (Owner of The Horn Works) "I sent in my French Horns and some of my customers horns to have them cryoed and we are very happy with the results.  They play easier; they have better range and better tone."

CURTIS PELSTER (Great Trumpeter)  "Thanks again for the treatment of  my Kanstul Trumpet.  It responds even better than before.  I feel very relaxed when playing and even our sound man asked me if I was playing a new horn because my high registrar was very clear and not forced. I look forward to sending you my other instruments and hopefully some of my private student's horns as well.  Please use any of this on your website for referrals.  Please feel free to give my phone number to anyone with any questions.  Thanks again."

Stan Galli (Drummer Extraordinaire) "I sent in some muted cymbals, drum sticks, drum skin and some hi-hats cymbals.  I can tell you that it works.  Cymbals have their ring back.  Drum skin shows less wear.  The wood drum sticks lasted longer, and hi-hat cymbals have their ring back."

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Cryogenic Treatment: We have had a few customers report that having their entire BP unit cryogenically treated improved clarity, lowered the noise floor and improved micro dynamics. Treating an assembled unit is the most effective way--better than treating individual parts before assembly. Having listened to a cryo treated unit ourselves, we agree. While we will not offer a whole unit cryo option on the new units we sell, due to amount of time and cost it takes to ship these heavy units back and forth for treatment, we have made arrangements with Cryo Nebraska Inc. to offer a substantial discount (from standard cryo pricing per pound) to any of our customers that want to send their BP unit to them for cryogenic treatment. Call Doug at Cryo Nebraska Inc. (402-554-0300) or email at for more information.

Hi Doug,
The cryogenically treated BPT unit (balanced power ac line conditioner) and power cables have had an interesting impact on the sound of my system. This is a system that consists of benchmark and state of the art electronics. After getting the unit and power cables back from treatment and allowing the system to settle in for a couple of weeks. I was pleasantly surprised at what is an incredibly low noise floor. The background is a black as I have ever heard in any system. This results in a truth of timbres and instrumental focus that is simply gorgeous and glorious. Also, I had several CD's treated with the same results. I was initially skeptical of the treatment. But, for my case, this treatment has provided subtle yet profound effects that are  well worth the investment. This investment, by the way, is rather nominal compared with the costs of the various components and cables. Its no wonder that many manufacturers are touting their cryogenically treated products. Needless to say, I am a big fan of Cryo Nebraska. Thanks,
Ralph Boyd


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The most noted academic authority on the subject of cryo treatment today is Dr. Randall Barron (a long-time member), who holdís both a masterís and doctorate degrees in ME from the Ohio State University. His area of expertise is in heat transfer, and he is Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Louisiana Tech University, Division of Engineering Research, conducted a series of studies to determine what happens to materials during cryogenic processing. Of primary interest was the effects of cryogenic treatment on the wear resistance of tool steels. The fundamentals of wear and the factors controlling wear are explained in order to identify the mechanisms by which cryogenic treatment influences the wear resistance of materials.

Two main changes in the microstructure of the steel occur as a result of cryogenic treatment. These changes are the principal reasons for the dramatic improvement in wear resistance.

First, retained austenite - (a softer grain structure always present after heat treatment) is transformed into the harder, more durable grain structure - martensite. The range of retained austenite in a material after heat treating may be as high as 50% or as low as 3%. The amount depends on the heat treating operator and the accuracy of the heat treating equipment. Cryogenic treatment simply continues the conversion initiated by heat treatment, whereby almost 100% of the retained austenite is converted to martensite. As greater amounts of retained austenite are transformed, and wear resistant martensite is increased, the material obtains a more uniform hardness.

Second, fine eta(n) carbide particles (precipitates) are formed during the long cryogenic soak (chromium carbides, tungsten carbide, etc., depending upon the alloying elements in the steel). These are in addition to the larger carbide particles present before cryogenic treatment. These fine particles or "fillers", along with the larger particles, form a denser, more coherent and much tougher matrix in the material. The surface energy of martensite is higher than the surface energy of austenite due to the differences in their atomic structures. In potential adhesive wear situations, the martensite is less likely to tear out than is austenite.

The probability of wear particles forming in a steel in which the austenite has been transformed to martensite is less than for the steel containing some retained austenite. The adhesive wear coefficient is decreased, and the wear rate is decreased.

For a cryogenically treated tool steel, some of the junctions that would break off and form a wear particle if the steel were untreated, simply shear at the junction interface. In abrasive wear situations, both the martensite formation and the fine carbide formation work together to reduce wear. The additional fine carbide particles help support the martensite matrix. This makes it more difficult to dig out lumps of the material. When a hard asperity or foreign particle is squeezed onto the surface, the carbide matrix resists plowing and wear is reduced. This is analogous to the fact that concrete made with cement, gravel (large particles) and sand (fine particles) is more resistant to wear than concrete made with cement and gravel alone.

Almost any kind of tool steel or dynamic part, for whatever application, will exhibit some kind of life increase. As less tools, or parts are needed, there is substantial savings in dollars. Additional savings include less downtime and short runs, less maintenance and change-over, which allows for lower production costs.

Wear, a complicated but familiar process, is described as a loss of material from a surface when it slides, rolls or impacts with another surface. Wear occurs in almost every system. In most industries the cost of replacing worn-out items such as gears, bearings, cutting knives, and machine tools is a major expense. Wear is often the major factor that limits the life of tools and parts even though gross damage does not occur. A completely worn-out five-ton truck, for example, may weigh only 5 pounds less than it did when new. Wear is not a simple process. It may involve mechanical action, some chemical action, or a combination of both. There are many terms used to describe wear (fretting, pitting, spalling, scuffing, scoring, abrasion, and many others). This suggests that several physical phenomena are involved. There are essentially four main types of wear ó adhesive, abrasive, surface fatigue and corrosive-wear. The complexity of the wear process is compounded by a number of influential factors: Metallurgy Variables (i.e. hardness, toughness, microstructure, chemical composition). Service Variables (i.e. contacting material, pressure between contacting parts, relative speed of the parts, temperature of the parts, surface finish of the parts, atmosphere); and others such as lubrication and corrosion.

Abrasive Wear occurs when a hard particle digs into a softer surface and plows out material. This is called two-body abrasion. Three body abrasion may happen when free particles are trapped between the two surfaces. As the surfaces move relative to each other, the hard foreign particles plow out material from the softer surface areas.

Adhesive Wear (sometimes called scuffing or galling) involves several steps. When two surfaces press together, the microscopic bumps on the surfaces squeeze together and form a solid junction when the atoms of the two surfaces bond. When one surface moves relative to the other the weaker material breaks at some distance from the junction and forms a lump of wear material.

Metal Fatigue is the third mechanism of wear. It occurs when continuous sliding, rolling, or impacting motions subject a surface to repeated stress cycling. The stress cycle starts with very small cracks on or near the surface. These cracks spread and eventually link up to form a free wear particle. Surface fatigue is also involved in spalling and pitting wear. Surface fatigue wear depends strongly on the stress at the surface and the roughness of the surface.

Corrosive Wear involves both chemical activity and mechanical action. It is a modifier of adhesion, abrasion or fatigue wear. The presence or the rate of formation of an oxide film can greatly alter the wear characteristics of a material. The oxide usually has properties quite different from the base metal, therefore, the wear rate is affected by the oxide layer. Failure may occur at the oxide-metal interface.

Cryogenically treated materials show a marked increase in wear resistance without any discernable change in dimensional or volumetric integrity. Machining treated material is easier and cleaner. Redressing or regrinding treated tools removes less stock material resulting in longer tool life. Although the material is stronger following treatment, it shows little or no change in yield or tensile strength. The treated material becomes less brittle, without a change in original hardness. The most significant and consistent change is the increased toughness, stability and wear resistance. The Process is also used extensively to relieve residual and tensile stresses.

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Exposing grinder knives and plates to ultra-cold temperatures reduces wear.

By D.J. Castaldo, Ph.D.

Grinders are the work horses of meat processing plants, converting thousands of pounds meat into ground meat each shift for patties, sausage, filling and host of other value-added meat products. The knife-and-plate assembly is subject to constant wear, which can reduce production efficiency, decrease product output, and adversely affect the quality of the ground meat. Also, because a worn assembly generates heat, there are food-safety issues as well when an assembly isn't well maintained.

Keeping knife-and-plate assembly wear to a minimum is a major challenge for  a plant's grinder department. Workers must frequently change assemblies, yet do so quickly to minimize downtime. To maximize assembly life, grinding system operators use only high-quality assemblies made from wear-resistant metal alloys. But now meat processors may have another means of extending the operating life of a grinder's knife-and-plate assembly- deep cryogenic processing.

As the name implies, deep cryogenic processing involves exposing metal parts - or other materials, to extremely cold temperatures of -300oF. The result is a stronger, less brittle, and more durable and wear-resistant part. Equally important to the temperature attained is how that temperature is obtained. Exposing something to a very sudden change in temperature causes residual stresses, cracks, and other problems. It is very important that the temperature of an object be brought down at a controlled rate (1/2oF per minute for 12 hours) that is compatible with the material. It remains at -300oF for up to 24 hours, then the temperature inside the processor is slowly raised - approximately one-half degree per minute, to room temperature, and then we temper the items three times. We then ship your parts back to you, when you get your parts back it looks just like when you sent the items in to process and you think, did he do the process on my parts? Yes we did. You should note that some people see longer cutting life, others see more life do to remove less material when you grind the plate ( I have been told all you have to do, in a sense, is buff it a little to being it back to a sharpen state). Other see saving on both ends longer cutting life and less grinding.

We take great care with your knife-and-plate assembly and or other items that are sent in to us. We have customers all over the world.

This a partial article from Meat Processing, December 2004

Heat-treating is what gives steel its hardness, toughness, wear resistance and ductility. Even performed properly, heat treatment cannot remove all the retained austenite (large, unstable particles of carbon) from a piece of steel. "Heat Treating" is really a misnomer. It really should be called "cold" treating. The beneficial changes which heat treating imparts to metal donít actually take place from the heating, but rather from the cooling or "quenching" from a high temperature. The changes donít stop at room temperature, but continues all the way to absolute zero. Deep Cryogenic Processing can be thought of as; "an extension to heat treating".

The process will also thermally stress relieve a part. Stress is the enemy of steel if it is not imparted in a uniform manner. Stress boundary areas are susceptible to micro cracking which leads to fatigue and eventual failure. Residual stress exists in engine parts from the original steel forming, cast or forging operations, and additionally as a result of the many different machining operations to finish the part. They create a complex invisible random pattern in the steel. An engine part expands from heat generated by running and stress impedes expansion. The steel part will then warp as it is heated from running. Residual stress will therefore cause a part to progressively warp, such as a cylinder head from overheating. Residual stress are uneven and located throughout the structure. Deep Cryogenic processing is an exceptionally effective method for decreasing residual stress, in addition to increasing the durability or "wear life" of steels. Normally, when parts are assembled, they will "move" when heated, creating undue eccentric wear as a result of warpage. Parts which are "finish machined" after deep cryogenic processing will not move, hence, there is less wear from abnormal tensions.

Machinists report significant gains in machine ability and in the finish of the aluminum after cryo-processing.

Study of Cryogenically Treated carbide tooling showed performance increase of up to 400 percent. (Arizona State University)

A study performed at Jassy Institute in Romania used a scanning electron microscope with a microscopic counting device to evaluate additional changes to the structure of the steel. The study found the number of countable small carbides increased throughout a heat treatable steel from 33,000 per square millimeter to over 80,000 per square millimeter as a result of cryogenic processing. This increase in carbides adds greatly to the wear resistance of a part. The carbides make a refined flat "super-hard" surface on the metal, like two pieces of smooth glass rubbed together have much lower friction than two pieces of sandpaper when rubbed together. A refined surface structure is not only more wear resistant, but also reduces friction and heat, allowing more rapid movement.

Using the latest particle counter, it was able to count "hardening" of metal as it changed at molecular level.  "From Dr. Joan Alexandru and Dr. Constantin Picos, Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Romania."

An additional study by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University supports the increased life claim. Their scientists found that for various metal samples processed at -320 degrees F, the wear resistance was approximately 2 to 5 times greater than that for samples processed at -120 degrees F.

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To finish first, you must first finish. This adage is the lament of many a racer who went home empty handed after the engine broke while he was leading. Durability and reliability are key components when defining a racing engine or drive train for motorsports. Cryogenic processing allows you to cross the finish line more often by significantly increasing durability and the reliability at a nominal cost.

Cryogenic processing has shown value on classic parts, transmissions, gears, springs, bearings, brake disks, etc. Cryo Nebraska treats a lot of items that suffer from wear.

One-time permanent process refines and closes grain structure of ferrous metals, stress relieves alloys and aluminum for tighter tolerance machining.



I would like to thank you for all your help over the past few years. I have yet to experience a failure of any of the motors or any of the parts that you have processed, both the .12s for the 1/10th scale, and the .21s for the 1/8th scale cars.  The usable life has at least doubled rods, pistons, cranks, bearing, everything.

Reliability and durability are truly amazing.

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5 & 6 & 8 Cyl

3 & 4 Cyl Motorcycle


Jet Ski & ATV

Go- Kart 


R.C. Engine

Parts (under 4 oz.) $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65
Push Rods $1.95 Each $1.70 Each $1.70 Set $1.70 Set
Rocker $2.20 Each $1.70 Each $1.70 Each $1.70 Each
Valves $2.70 Each $2.70 Each $2.70 Each $1.70 Each
Valves Spring $2.70 Each $2.70 Each $2.70 Each $1.70 Each
Camshaft (each) $36.00 $26.00 $15.50 $11.50
Wrist Pins (each) $3.20 $2.80 $2.55 $1.80
Connecting Rods $8.85 Each $7.85 Each $7.85 Each $6.35
Piston and Rings&Pin $13.50 Each $10.70 Each $8.45 Each $5.45 Each
Crank (Big+26.50) $136.50 $126.50 $74.50 $28.50
Head (each) $145.50 $135.50 $69.00 $25.00
Block(small)(Big+$55.00) $360.50 $282.00 $147.00 $71.50
Cylinders (each) $59.00 $49.00 $49.00 $29.00
Complete Engine Assembly

Big Block + $95.00

$620.50 $475.00 $290.00 $133.50
Intake Manifold (each) $65.00 $45.50
R.C. Motors 

.049 - G-62

$18.00 - 64.50
Ring and Pinion (set) $98.00 and up
Input Shafts  $50.00
Transmission Planetaries $99.00
Brake Drums or Rotors $4.50 a pounds


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