Company Profile: Metallurgical High Vacuum...

Sophisticated engineering, custom applications With a full-service machine shop and expert skillsets, Metallurgical High Vacuum Corporation has provided customers with quality...
Kenneth Carter

Getting the thermal treat results you want

How aggressive quenching and other drivers lead to high performance
Scott Wade, E. Buddy Damm, Matt Widders, Paul Petrovic & Krich...

Gas carburization techniques

A comparison of conventional and accelerated methods for surface hardening
Daniel H. Herring, Aaron Flesher & Tyler Logan

Induction hardening of cast irons

The success in induction hardening of cast irons and repeatability of obtained results are greatly affected by a potential variation of matrix carbon content.
Valery Rudnev

Company Profile: Praxair, Inc.

Responding quickly to heat-treat issues Through the use of industrial gases, Praxair, Inc. endeavors to help its customers find the best way to use its gases and increase...
Kenneth Carter

Heat treatment of PM parts by hot isostatic...

Several advantages can be seen by using pre-stressed wire-wound hot isostatic presses for consolidating of metal powder.
Dr. Anders Eklund & Magnus Ahlfors

Filler metal control in sinter brazing

The control of the filler metal at the braze joint of a sinter brazed product has significant impact on the quality and yield of complex shapes.
Kyle Bear, Glenn Rishel, Brian Smith & Dr. Stephen Feldbauer

Customized, modern process control system saves...

When a manufacturer of fasteners and fastening system components needed a more reliable process control system, it turned to Conrad Kacsik for an upgrade that would work with its...
Patrick Dunn

Company Profile: Thermcraft Incorporated

With products ranging from quick-ship designs to fully customized solutions, Thermcraft Incorporated is an international leading manufacturer of high-quality thermal processing...
Kenneth Carter

Benefits of graphite and C/C fixturing

More heat-treating engineers are making the switch to graphite fixturing using carbon composite materials.
Erica Hillebrand & James J. McAllister II

Temperature and accuracy

Three basic steps that can help in selecting the right thermocouple wire.
Vlad Fedorchak

Noise in instrumentation circuits

How to control and understand “noise,” as well as installation considerations.
Vlad Fedorchak

Company Profile: Vacuum Pump Services Corporation

Vacuum Pump Services offers quality vacuum pump repair, rebuilds, and reconditioning with customer satisfaction its main goal.
Kenneth Carter

Cryogenic process and application to ferrous alloy

Cryogenics or sub-zero treatment is the third parameter required to achieve maximum hardness in ferrous alloys.
Jack Titus

Selecting Industrial Vacuum Pumps

An analytical guide to the down-select process.
Christopher Estkowski

Reliable Vacuum Supply for Plasma Nitriding

Plasma nitriding is becoming more and more important for heat treatment.
Uli Merkle