2014 Spring


Company Profile: Park Thermal International

Park Thermal has been an innovator in the field of heat treatment since 1938. Today, its products and services are found all over the world.

Tim Byrd

Increased Productivity Combining C/C Fixturing...

Carbon/carbon composite materials offer unique technical advantages over other materials.

Daniel H. Herring, Bill Warwick & Mike Lifshits

Vacuum Carburizing Large Gears

Manufacturing large, high precision gears requires an investment of machine time, materials, and design.

Nels Plough

Heat Treat 101: A Primer

The manufacture of precision gearing depends, to a great extent, on heat treating as a core competency.

Daniel H. Herring & Frederick J. Otto

Tooth-by-Tooth Induction Hardening of Gears (and...

For induction hardening of gears, the devil is in the details.

Sandra J Midea, P.E. & David Lynch

Flame Hardening Gears

For gear manufacturers in particular, the ability to focus the heat and scan each tooth with the upmost precision every time is especially beneficial.

Bruce Curry

Heat Treatment of Large Components

There are three important surface hardening methods used to improve and expand the technical use of gear components. Design and material engineers must decide which hardening...

Gerhard Reese & William Andreski

Advantages of Induction Hardening with No Soft...

In contrast to conventional carburizing, induction hardening is performed only on the highly loaded surfaces where it is needed, such as bearing races and gear teeth.

Torston Schaefer & Dirk M. Schibisch


Quality Counts

Furnace atmospheres and temperature are what determine metallurgical results

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency

Some workpieces are too large and expensive to fit into conventional benchtop hardness testers

Fred R. Specht

Hot Seat

Each furnace type requires a totally different maintenance mindset

Jack Titus

Q&A: Bob Wells

President – Cryosystems


Solar Manufacturing Delivers Custom Furnace to Coatings Company

Solar Manufacturing recently delivered and successfully started-up a uniquely designed vacuum furnace required by a major specialized coating services company.  Working with the customer on specific concerns of their cobalt and nickel based coating processes, Solar Manufacturing engineers...

April 15, 2014

A Full Spectrum Of Metal Analysis Techniques

The Chemical Analysis department of Keighley Labs offers an independent, bespoke service to aerospace manufacturers, the energy sector, rail industry, foundries, plating companies, galvanisers, component importers and general engineers, providing a fast turnaround and precise material verification....

April 15, 2014

Sinterite Renews ISO/IEC Accreditation

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is proud to announce the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation, allowing the furnace maker to perform certified calibrations for furnace users, which is required by many of the Group’s customers.The accreditation is with the Laboratory...

April 15, 2014

Ipsen Congratulates February Grads of Ipsen U

The first Ipsen U class of the year, held in February, was a huge success for attendees. Sixteen attendees completed the course, including individuals who traveled from all over the globe to glean information from Ipsen’s experts. Students came from all over the world!During the class,...

April 15, 2014

New Hot Box Thermal Barrier TS08 for Temperature Profiling

Temperature profiling systems are typically used to measure product temperature throughout the brazing cycle and consist of thermocouples attached to the aluminum product, conveying temperature information to a data logger, which travel together with the product, through the furnace to produce the...

April 15, 2014

Davron Continuous Conveyor Oven Cuts Labor Cost and Energy Comsumption

Davron Technologies, Inc. designed and manufactured the DTI-775, a gas-fired continuous conveyor oven, to cure disc brake pads for an automotive Tier 1 supplier. Previously, the customer cured the product using a batch process in which parts were staged, loaded onto carts, and transported to batch...

April 15, 2014

Nitriding Process Temperature Trending Using a Data Logger

Last November, CAS DataLoggers supplied the industrial data logging solution to Northeast Coating Technologies in Kennebunk, Maine. NCT is a surface treatment company specializing in Salt Bath Nitriding Melonite QPQ among other processes to produce high-durability metal components including piston...

April 15, 2014

Ipsen Exhibits at 19th Annual MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition

Ipsen appeared at booth #2501/2503 near the entrance of the pavilion. Their representatives were on hand at this three-day event to feature their vacuum brazing equipment, which can perform a variety of heat treatment processes to meet customers’ needs. Vacuum brazing, carried out in the...

April 15, 2014

Bill Euliano Named Aftermarket Director for North America at SECO/WARWICK Corp.

In this role, Mr. Euliano is responsible for all aftermarket services including technical rebuilds and upgrades, renewal parts and field service.  He joined SECO/WARWICK in 2011 as Operations Manager. Mr. Euliano has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gannon University,...

April 15, 2014

Ben Crawford Joins J.L. Becker Company as Sales Manager

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Crawford for the position of Sales Manager. Prior to working for J.L. Becker, Ben has served in management roles for companies providing commercial heat-treating and brazing solutions to a diverse customer base,...

April 15, 2014

UTTIS Industries SRL and NOXMAT GmbH Form a New Partnership

The two companies would like to announce that UTTIs, a furnace manufacturer from Romania and NOXMAT, a leading manufacturer of industrial gas burners from Germany have formed a strategic partnership. UTTIS will take over the Sales and Service activities for NOXMAT industrial gas burners in the...

April 15, 2014

SONA BLW Precision Forge Invests in AFC-Holcroft Batch Furnace Line

SONA BLW Precision Forge, located in Selma, North Carolina, USA, has purchased a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace and support equipment for their existing heat treating facility. SONA set out to find equipment that met their needs for flexible production and high quality, and...

April 15, 2014

Successful Start-Up Of Two 350t Hot-Dip Galvanizing Pots For Automotive Line At European Steel Strip Producer

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic successfully started up the Phase Two galvanizing equipment for an automotive line at a major steel producer in Europe. The line is now able to produce galvanized strip with two types of coating alloy.In 2009 Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic supplied and commissioned the Phase One of...

April 15, 2014

Sulzer Sells Coatings Unit for $949 Million

Swiss machinery manufacturer Sulzer (SUN.S) agreed to sell its coatings unit Metco to peer Oerlikon (OERL.S) for around 850 million Swiss francs ($949 million) in cash, as it seeks to focus on it three main businesses. The deal is based on a enterprise value - equity plus debt -of 1 billion Swiss...

April 15, 2014