2013 Fall

Features

Company Profile: The Euclid Heat Treating Company

Continual investment in new equipment and technologies help The Euclid Heat Treating Company maintain its position as the most diversified commercial heat treating company in...

Tim Byrd

Inductive Spin Hardening of Gears: A Survey of...

Although induction hardening is being increasingly used within the gear industry, much misunderstanding remains about this amazing technology.

Dr. Hansjürg Stiele & Kristian Berggren

Properties of Cases Treated with High-Temperature...

The influence of nitrogen on restricting austenite grain growth during vacuum carburizing and on mechanical properties (fatigue strength, impact resistance) of layers that...

CASE STUDY: Company: Praxair Distribution, Inc....

Benefits of Chemical Acetylene Dissolved in DMF as Used in Vacuum Carburizing of Gears

Crystal Baus

Cures for Heat Treaters Headaches

A discussion of what causes furnace component failure and the commercially available improvements or substitutes.

Curt Colopy

Improving Production Safely with Integrated Heat...

Heat treaters are always looking for methods to improve productivity. Integrating equipment and processes that are safe and cost-effective result in improved production quality...

Peter Komrowski & Chris Marinucci

Simulation of Gas Quenching of Steel Parts

With the absence of a quenchant phase change, gas quenching can result in more uniform heat extraction. However, gas quenching is not without inherent problems.

Zhichao (Charlie) Li & Andrew Freborg

Departments

Site Safety

Is Your Shop Ready for a Fire?

Marty Keylon

Quality Counts

Furnace Atmospheres are Critical to Meeting Specifications

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency

Testing of Induction Hardened Work Pieces

Fred R. Specht

Hot Seat

Carburizing's Influence on the Wear Performance of Steel

Jack Titus

Q&A: Jim Litzinger

Director of Business Development – Orton Ceramic

News

Bodycote Reports Six-Month Revenues Rose by 5%

Bodycote plc, UK, reports that revenues in the six months to June 30 rose 5% from $464 million to $488 million.  However, revenues would have fallen had it not been for the contribution of businesses it bought, which added 7% to sales. One such business was the mid-October deal for...

September 10, 2013

New Process Metallurgist/Laboratory Supervisor at Inductoheat, Inc.

Inductoheat, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. Mr. Tarpinian is a graduate of Schoolcraft College where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Metallurgy and Welding Technology. He most recently...

September 10, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Donates Heat Treating Vacuum Furnace to ASM International

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa. has designed and built a lab-size, horizontal, internal quenching furnace that it donated to ASM International for its Teaching Lab. Named “The Mentor,” this $250,000 gift was made by Solar in commemoration of ASM International’s 100th...

September 10, 2013

Ambrell Sells an EKOHEAT for Shrink Fitting Application

Ambrell, a leading manufacturer of induction heating systems, has sold an EKOHEAT 10 kW/100 kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer for a shrink fitting application. The manufacturer will use the EKOHEAT to preheat gears so they expand to enable a shaft to be...

September 10, 2013

Latest Contracts, Commissioning of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A.

This year, the Atmosphere Furnaces business segment of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. commissioned a roller hearth furnace processing line for the heat treatment of ARLHE-T-700 type bearing rings. The technological installation will operate at the company Harkovskij Podshipnikovyj Zavod (HARP), PAO. It...

September 10, 2013

Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing System for Automotive Ring Gears

Nitrex Metal, Inc. has completed the installation of a new nitriding/nitrocarburizing system at Korean heat treater Dongwoo HST Ltd. The system is used primarily for processing Hyundai ring gears and includes three Nitreg®-based nitriding technologies for a number of steel types with process...

September 10, 2013

Cut Down on Errors and Costs with CAS dataTaker Systems

Manual measurements are notoriously error-prone. Technicians need highly accurate data in any manufacturing process, especially temperature monitoring in heat treatment ovens. As a recent example, CAS DataLoggers has converted a manufacturer’s manual data collection process over to...

September 10, 2013

Alcoa and RUSNANO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Produce Aluminum Drill Pipe with Antiwear Coating

Alcoa and OJSC RUSNANO will produce technologically advanced oil and gas aluminum drill pipe finished with a life-extending antiwear coating under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the companies today. With the help of the Alcoa Technical Center, the parties intend to pursue the...

September 10, 2013

Miba Sinter Investing $7 Million to Expand Auto Parts Plant in Ohio

Miba Sinter USA LLC, McConnelsville, Ohio, has invested $7 million to double the size of its sintering plant by February 2014. A division of the Miba Group, Miba Sinter offers upper end, highly technical, sintered solutions for the automotive industry. It produces complex parts by means of its...

September 10, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 550°F Floor-Level Cabinet Oven From Grieve

No. 1030 is a 550ºF floor-level electric cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating large gears at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48” W x 48” D x 60” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the...

September 10, 2013

Ipsen to Present Papers and Showcase New Technologies at ASM Heat Treat 2013

Ipsen USA will present two papers at the 27th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition,  “Redefining Quenching Technology” and “Bright Tempering: Achieving High-Quality Appearance during Tempering.” The Ipsen booth (#1529) will feature several technologies...

September 10, 2013

Praxair to Increase Capacity at its Kirtland Plant to 300 Tons per Day of Liquid Nitrogen

Praxair Inc. has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, N.M., to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin, which includes southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The new plant, along with an additional liquefier expansion to be completed later this...

September 10, 2013

Solar Manufacturing Redesigns and Rebuilds Abar/Ipsen VFC 72"x72" Vertical Vacuum Furnace

Recently, an Abar/Ipsen vertical bottom-loading vacuum furnace, located in NE Ohio, suffered major damage due to a quench fan failure. One of the fan blades dislodged during a cooling operation and pierced the water-cooled heat exchanger that surrounds the fan wheel assembly. This resulted in the...

September 10, 2013

Wisconsin Oven opens 30,000 Square Foot Facility in Waukesha

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has opened another plant in Waukesh, Wis.  The 30,000-square-foot  existing facility will increase the capacity of the industrial oven manufacturer’s existing four plants in East Troy. The expansion will help Wisconsin Oven continue to design and manufacture a...

September 10, 2013

Alfe Helps Design and Heat-Treat Chassis and Suspension for Solar-Powered Car

Alfe Heat Treating, sponsor of the University of Texas Austin’s Solar Power Team, helped design and build the TexSun, a vehicle with an aluminum sub-frame and chassis. The 35-pound design is much lighter than the previous model’s 80-pound steel sub-frame and chassis. “The aluminum...

September 10, 2013

FEI Introduces Three Transmission Electron Microscopy Systems for Semiconductors and Materials

FEI Co. has launched the new Metrios TEM (transmission electron microscope) for advanced semiconductor manufacturing metrology; the Talos TEM that provides high-speed imaging and analysis for materials science; and the Titan Themis TEM for enhanced atomic-scale measurements of material properties....

September 10, 2013

Flexible Induction Heating Coil Designed for Large Unusual Shapes

Ambrell, an Ameritherm Company, has released the flexible, 25 ft EasyCoil. It can be used with Ambrell Ekoheat induction heating systems—up to the 250 kW model—and is designed for large, oddly shaped parts that cannot be heated with a traditional copper coil. The EasyCoil is ideal for...

September 10, 2013

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Announces New Contract with Cessna

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace North America announceD that it has entered into a three-year contract extension with Cessna Aircraft Company to remain its service provider for aluminum sheet products and related supply chain services. The company will service Cessna’s facilities in Wichita, Kansas,...

September 10, 2013

Kobe Steel Develops New Forging Method for Built-Up Crankshafts Used in Ship Engines

Kobe Steel, Ltd. has developed a new die-forging method to manufacture built-up type crankshafts for diesel engines in ships. The new die forging method offers considerable improvements in design fatigue strength in comparison to the conventional “bending forging” method. Using the new...

September 10, 2013

Thermal Spray Equipment Based on Advances in Data Acquisition, Remote Diagnostics

TAFA Inc., a Praxair Surface Technologies Co. has developed and improved equipment for coating performance and repeatability, as reported in “Equipment Advances for Advanced Coatings,” a presentation at the thermal spray conference. Advanced features such as recipe storage, data...

September 10, 2013

Lake City Heat Treating Specializes In Vacuum Heat Treating Of Stainless Steels and Cobalt Alloys

Lake City Heat Treating introduces new literature featuring its hot isostatic pressing and vacuum heat treating services. The company  specializes in vacuum heat treating of stainless steels, cobalt and nickel alloys, and vacuum heat treatable steels. Cryogenic, hot isostatic pressing, and...

September 10, 2013