2012 Fall


Company Profile: Solar Atmospheres

One of the largest heat treaters and heat treat equipment manufacturers in the country explains capabilities for gear manufacturing.

Austempering: An Old Process with New Potential...

ADI is a lower-cost alternative to through-hardened, gas-nitrided, induction-hardened, carburized and hardened steel gears, having comparable or improved performance.

How to Avoid Heat Treatment Problems When...

Communication and advanced quality planning are the keys to heat-treating gears successfully.

A Case for Acetylene Based Low Pressure...

A catalytically decomposable hydrocarbon with a high average carbon flux, Acetylene is a strong candidate for the preferred carbon gas choice.

New Simulation Software Tool Successfully Used in...

CarbTool is designed to assist heat treaters in understanding and modeling the effects of process parameters on case depth, carbon concentration, microstructure, stress and...

Contour Hardening Bevel, Hypoid, and Pinion Gears

TSH technology is an advanced induction hardening process that was specifically developed to reduce overall cost and to replace thermo-chemical heat treating processes.

Maintenance Procedures for Vacuum Furnaces

Using vacuum furnaces in gear manufacturing is a hot topic. This process offers advantages to gear manufacturers for gears that have critical surface differences and...

Variety of Furnaces Can Be Used for Heat...

Design engineers are able to choose from a number of heat treat processes and furnaces for different gear materials and designs. Selection of the appropriate furnace or material...

Daniel H. Herring

Rapid Stress Relief and Tempering

New equipment designs for stress relief and tempering processes can help you lower costs and achieve greater productivity.

Mario Grenier, Roger Gingras & G.E. Totten


Site Safety

In a fast-paced industry, it's important to keep your priorities straight. Safety should be at the top of the list.

Marty Keylon

Metal Urgency

Compelling reasons normalizing produces high quality gears.

Daniel H. Herring

Quality Counts

Process automation and controls for carburizing.

Jim Oakes

Hot Seat

Future of heat treating of gears is similar to garage sale mentality

Jack Titus

Q&A: Keith Boeckenhauer

President – Seco/Warwick Corp


AFC-Holcroft installs continuous pusher furnace line

A manufacturer located in the South Central region of the United States is the recipient of a new AFC-Holcroft Single Row Pusher Furnace System. The company, a sister company to a manufacturer located in the United Kingdom, has recently taken delivery of the system and is now running production.The...

November 8, 2012

Ipsen’s TurboTreater® Units Offer Convenient Solutions

Ipsen has recently shipped an H3636 2 bar TurboTreater® furnace to a commercial heat treatment company in the southeastern U.S. The state-of-the-art, high-temperature furnace includeds a 2-inch thick carbon composite/graphite felt hot zone with a nominal work zone of 24” x 24” x...

November 7, 2012

Hancock Named President/Managing Director of Two SPX Thermal Facilities

SPX Thermal Product Solutions announces the naming of Blake Hancock as president/managing director for its White Deer, PA and Riverside, MI facilities.Hancock joins the White Deer operational unit after 12 years of progressive leadership experience with SPX, beginning with Service Solutions in the...

November 7, 2012

Max Hoetzl Receives the CHTE Distinguished Service Award

Max Hoetzl, P.E., vice president of technology for Surface Combustion, Inc. and former IHEA president, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 CHTE Distinguished Service Award. The Center for Heat Treat Excellence (CHTE) Distinguished Services is presented to an individual who, in the judgement...

November 7, 2012

LMC Industries Adds Lucifer Space-Saving Dual Chamber Furnace

LMC Industries, a full-service metal stamping and molding company in Arnold, Missouri, has added a Lucifer Dual Chamber furnace to its line of equipment. Model HL82-H24 will be used for processing tool steels in their TS 16949 and ISO 9001 certified facility.According to Max Vogl, Tool Room...

November 7, 2012

Rolled Alloys’ South Carolina Facility has Reached Full Operating Status

The 33,000 square-foot service center contains an extensive inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC® 304L, PRODEC® 316L and 17-4 stainless steel bar stock. It features the latest technology in sawing equipment and has the capability to process round bar up to 20 inches in diameter.PRODEC®...

November 7, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Vacuum Heat Treatment Book Available by "Heat Treat Doctor"

Vacuum Heat Treatment is a new book by Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor” that focuses on principles, practices and applications providing the heat-treating industry with its first truly comprehensive resource on the subject of vacuum technology, which is the fastest growing...

November 7, 2012

Alfe Heat Treating Invests in New Facility

Alfe Heat Treating, the largest aluminum heat treater in the United States, has recently completed a $20 million dollar capital equipment investment to retool its Definance, Ohio plant to support new, high efficiency automotive engines. The fully automated, lights-out plant can process one engine...

November 7, 2012

Modern Heat Treat Buys 5th Afc-Holcroft Batch Furnace

Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat treating operation located in Richland Hills, Texas, will soon be receiving their fifth new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace, size 36-72-44 to accommodate their rapid growth. The addition of another AFC-Holcroft UBQ boosts the customer’s...

November 7, 2012

Inductive Heating Technology for Hot Forming

For decades, inductive heating technology for hot forming has been one of the most successful technological developments and this has made us the leading partner of the forging industry at a global level. Our machines are characterized by an array of modular components combined with a high degree...

November 7, 2012

SDI Selects Tenova Core New Walking Beam Furnace

Tenova Core has been contracted by Steel Dynamics, Inc., for the design and supply of a 100 ton/hour walking beam reheating furnace at its Pittsboro, Indiana facility.The furnace will be reheating plain carbon, low alloy, high alloy billets and blooms that will be used for rolling of Special Bar...

November 7, 2012

BOS Services Introduces Addition of Blasting Room

BOS Services Heat Treating introduces the addition of a blasting room, which spans 30’ L x 18’ W x 17’ H with overhead crane capability and a new four head conveyer belt blasting machine with a user-friendly material handling system. The addition of the blasting room allows the...

November 7, 2012

Draw Batch Oven Used for Stress Relieving Stainless Steel Shafts for Turbines

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas-fired industrial draw batch oven with a powered load table for a company that repairs and refurbishes generators and steam or combustion turbines. The draw batch oven is used for stress relieving stainless steel shafts used in turbines after a welding...

November 7, 2012

QuesTek’s Ferrium® C64™ Alloy Achieves SAE AMS 6509 Specification

SAE International has issued Aerospace Material Specification 6509 for Ferrium® C64™, a high-hardness, high-strength, high-temperature-resistant, carburizing-grade steel that was computationally designed by QuesTek Innovations LLC, and is commercially produced and sold by Latrobe...

November 7, 2012

eldec MIND: Modular Systems for Hardening Chucked Parts and Shafts up to ø 1200 mm

Where competence meets experience. The MIND series is the result of many years of experience, which we have gained as a supplier of inductive energy sources and complete special hardening machines.This accumulated know-how has now crystallized in a new generation of modular, inductive hardening...

November 7, 2012

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Supply Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering System

Can-Eng Furnaces International, Ltd. has recently been contracted by Koelner to design, manufacture and commission a Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering Furnace System used in the manufacture of high grade fasteners.  The Koelner Group selected Can-Eng Furnaces...

November 7, 2012

Houghton International Maximizes Machining Efficiencies and Reduces Operational Costs for Manufacturers

In order to maximize efficiency, today’s machine shops and manufacturing centers require metalworking fluids that can work in many applications and on a wide variety of metals. Houghton International’s Hocut® and Cerfa-Kleen® metal cutting and metal cleaning fluids are the right...

November 6, 2012