Thursday, October 17, 2019


June 2019


Energy and material efficiency of steel powder metallurgy

Concern about global warming motivates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing, but the environmental impact of the whole powder metallurgy production chain has not been assessed yet. This paper traces the flow of energy and material through the major powder-metallurgy processes from liquid steel to final products and assesses the efficiency of both […]
Jose M.C. Azevedo, Andre Cabrera Serrenho, Julian M. Allwood

Sintering experiments under way on International Space Station

Gravity is a nonuniform stress that influences sintering densification, microstructure evolution, final properties, and dimensional uniformity. An early conjecture was that in the absence of gravity, more uniform sintering would be possible. That conjecture proved wrong. The removal of pore buoyancy, grain compression, and substrate friction results in less sintering densification and more distortion. We […]
Randall M. German, Eugene A. Olevsky, Elisa Torresani, Deborah L. Hernandez


Grieve offers high-temperature cabinet oven

Grieve No. 965 is a 1,350ºF (~733ºC) electrically-heated cabinet oven currently used for heat-treating titanium at the customer’s facility. Workspace of this unit measures 24” W x 24” D x 24” H. 30KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by a stainless-steel frame, to heat the oven, while a 1,300CFM, 1-1/2HP alloy recirculating […]
July 9, 2019

Thermal Product Solutions ships Gruenberg cleanroom ovens to medical industry

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of six Gruenberg cleanroom ovens to the medical industry. These Gruenberg unitized ovens have a maximum temperature rating of 149°C with work chamber dimensions of 26” W x 26” D x 34” H. The Gruenberg cleanroom ovens were constructed from a structural steel frame that […]
July 9, 2019

Thermal Product Solutions names Greg Jennings president and CEO

Thermal Product Solutions, LLC (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, has appointed Greg Jennings to the position of president and CEO. Jennings has experience in both Fortune 500 and private companies. He has held the position of chief financial officer (CFO) at TPS since 2013. During his time as CFO, he was instrumental during […]
July 9, 2019

Tenova LOI Thermprocess tapped to supply annealing and coating line (ACL)

The Slovakian company U.S. Steel Košice placed a major order for the supply of an annealing and coating line (ACL) for dynamo steel strips to Tenova LOI Thermprocess. U.S. Steel Košice is one of the largest integrated steel producers in Central Europe. Tenova LOI Thermprocess is a worldwide leader in heat-treatment lines and furnaces located […]
July 9, 2019

Sławomir Woźniak to lead Seco/Warwick Group

It has been a month since the Supervisory Board at the Seco/Warwick Group unanimously decided to entrust the function of president of the Management Board to Sławomir Woźniak. The new president has been appointed for the same period as the joint term of the new Management Board, which spans the next three full financial years. […]
July 9, 2019

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. announces building expansions in Iowa, Michigan

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) announced building expansions at its Monroe, Michigan, and Waterloo, Iowa, locations. The extra space will allow AHT, a recognized leader in heat-treat services and metallurgical solutions, to add more equipment and services. The Michigan AHT location is expanding its pit where nitriding vessels are housed. The space will allow for […]
June 26, 2019

Seco/Warwick provides fire-resistance system

Seco/Warwick will provide a fire resistance test system at Aluprof S.A., a leading producer of aluminum architectural systems in Europe. The laboratory furnace will test the fire resistance for vertical elements of building structures (glazed walls and curtain walls) at a temperature up to 1,200°C. The Seco/Warwick system will allow Aluprof to test new products […]
June 15, 2019

Seco/Warwick named Reliable Employer of the Year

Seco/Warwick, a global leader in metal heat treatment technology, received the Reliable Employer of the Year award, becoming one of the best employers in Poland. The Jury of the Reliable Employer of the Year competition selects the best employers, in particular those who promote interesting HR solutions and share their experience. Working conditions, career perspectives, […]
June 15, 2019

Thermcraft develops equipment to meet customer specs   

Thermcraft Incorporated manufacturers high-quality thermal processing equipment. The international company manufactures low and high temperature laboratory furnaces, production furnaces, vacuum formed ceramic fiber heaters, cast heaters, heater coils, air heaters, ovens, kilns and diffusion heaters.  Diffusion is the process of molecules moving from an area of high concentration to a low one. It occurs routinely […]
June 15, 2019

Tenova receives follow-up order for furnace plant

OJSC MMK-METIZ, a producer of advanced steels for the automotive industry from Magnitogorsk, Russia, has placed a new contract for the expansion of the existing HPH® Bell-Type furnace plant for wire coils with Tenova LOI Thermprocess, a Tenova company, located in Essen, Germany. OJSC MMK-METIZ, located in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk region, already operates an HPH Bell-Type […]
June 15, 2019

Vaisala offers probe for rapidly changing environments

Vaisala, the global leader in environmental and industrial measurements, launched the HUMICAP® Humidity and Temperature Probe HMP9, a compact smart probe with superior response time. It is designed for industrial applications, where fast thermal response, measurement performance, and long-term stability are essential.  The Vaisala HMP9 incorporates world-leading measurement accuracy and superb thermal response time in a compact […]
June 15, 2019

Gasbarre announces new business development director

Gasbarre Products, Inc. has announced the hiring of John Blauser as business development manager for Gasbarre Precision Tooling. Blauser is responsible for maximizing tooling sales as well as developing a strategic plan for the acquisition of new customers and the retention of existing customers. Blauser comes to Gasbarre with many years of experience in the […]
June 15, 2019

Tenova to supply aluminum strip processing line

Henan Tongren Aluminium Co. Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer specialized in the production of aluminum products, awarded Tenova, a company of the Techint Group specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, with a new contract for a continuous annealing and chemical pretreatment line for processing strip coils for aluminum market, to be realized […]
June 15, 2019

GalvanoTechnik expands surface treatment portfolio

Heat-treater GalvanoTechnik has expanded its services portfolio to include Nitreg® controlled nitriding, Nitreg®-C nitrocarburizing, and ONC® in-process oxidation treatments. The family-owned company, based in Lombardy, Italy, invested in a compact Nitrex system model, NXK-609, configured to process 23.5” diameter by 35.5” high (600mm by 900mm) workloads that weigh up to 1,300 lbs (600 kg). The […]
June 6, 2019

Bill Gornicki named CEO of Machine Tool Builders and Diablo Furnaces

Machine Tool Builders announced the appointment of Bill Gornicki as chief executive officer (CEO) of both Machine Tool Builders (MTB) and Diablo Furnaces based in Machesney Park, Illinois. With 29 years’ experience in the thermal processing industry, Gornicki brings a fresh perspective with proven results to leverage the dynamic and diversified companies’ offerings of heat-treating […]
June 6, 2019

Seco/Warwick will showcase new solutions 4.0 at Thermprocess 2019

Seco/Warwick will show its latest technology advancements and newest products during this year’s Thermprocess in Dusseldorf, Germany, at booth C26, hall 9. “Thermprocess is a huge and exciting event, during which you cannot miss equally large and exciting product announcements. Visitors to Seco/Warwick’s booths will not be disappointed. Apart from current flagship products, the company […]
June 6, 2019

Wisconsin Oven ships soluble mandrel curing oven to aerospace industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of one electrically heated soluble mandrel curing oven to a manufacturer in the aerospace industry. The curing oven has a maximum oven operating temperature of 400°F and work chamber dimensions of 12’0” wide x 12’0″ long x 20’0″ high. Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±10°F at set points 150°, 200°, 250°, 300°, 350°, and […]
June 6, 2019

Induction heating system scores points in motor production at Elektror

Elektror airsystems is one of the international leaders in the production of industrial fans and side channel compressors. Elektror has been relying on UNI HEAT from EMAG eldec since mid-2018 for the production of the electric motors used in its fans. The system ensures quick and precise induction heating of the empty stator housing before the […]
June 6, 2019