2014 Fall


Company Profile: Metallurgical High Vacuum

Exceeding the customer's expectations is always the goal for this remanufacturer of vacuum process equipment.

Tim Byrd

Reducing Gear Size for Compact Transmission...

Reducing gear size can deliver the same torque load while creating better bending fatigue performance relative to the original gear.

B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao (Charlie) Li & Andrew Freborg

Mathematical Modelling of the Vacuum Carburizing...

The primary goal of simulation is to predict the course of the process and the final properties of the product.

Maciej Korecki, Ph.D., Eng. , Prof. Piotr Kula, Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng., Konrad Dybowski, Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng., Emilia Wołowiec, Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng. & Łukasz Kołodziejczyk, Ph.D., Eng.

Case Study: SECO/Warwick and ABB Instrument...

SECO/Warwick commissioned a roller hearth furnace system to ABB, an instrument transformer facility in Pinetops, North Carolina. ABB is a leading supplier of voltage and current...

Jessica Warren, Mike Bricker , Eric Schreiber & Mike Schmidt

Some Basic Mathematical Elements On Steel Heat...

The basic elements of the mathematical modeling of steel heat treating, for the heating-cooling industrial procedure applied to a helical gear.

J. M. Díaz Moreno, C. García Vázquez, F. Ortegón Gallego, M. T. González Montesinos & G. Viglialoro

Case Study: Company: Phoenix Contact/Customer:...

OEM furnace builder supports its equipment worldwide via remote access.

Larry Moore

Investigations on Tooth Root Bending Strength of...

Dr. Nick Bretl, Stefan Schurer, Dr. Thomas Tobie, Prof. Dr. Karsten Stahl & Prof. Dr. Bernd-Robert Hohn


Quality Counts

Poor Carbon Control Can Result In Unintentionally Low Or High Carbon Potential

Jim Oakes & Chuck Thomas

Metal Urgency

Different Scales Are Used For Rockwell Hardness Testing

Fred R. Specht

Hot Seat

Intensive Quenching Calls For Very High Cooling Rates

Jack Titus


Tenaxol to Show Polymer Quenchants at FNA 2014

Leading supplier of quenchants to commercial and captive heat treaters will also display assortment of Chemtool lubricants and greases for the industry Pioneers in the development of polymer quenchants back in the 1960’s, Tenaxol, part of the Chemtool family of companies in Rockton, Illinois,...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ASM Handbook Volume 4C: Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

The all new ASMI Handbook gives design, manufacturing,j and material engineers a practical and comprehensive reference on the technologies and applications of induction heating and heat treatment. This book provides practitioners, students, engineers, and scientists the knowledge to more clearly...

September 17, 2014

Fred Specht Appointed National Sales Manager for Interpower Induction

Gary Gariglio, President & founder of Interpower Induction, are pleased to announce the appointment of Fred R. Specht as National Sales Manager - Heat Treating Products. Interpower Induction is the fastest growing company in the induction heating industry. Headquartered in Almont, MI,...

September 17, 2014

Ipsen U Graduates: Filling the Gap between Knowledge and Direct Application

Ipsen bids adieu to our June class of Ipsen U graduates and wishes them all the best in their future heat-treatment and furnace applications. However, it’s back to the books in August with another Ipsen U course that is almost at capacity. Our October session, which is the last Ipsen U class...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Castolin Eutectic Releases Two New

Recently developed by our R&D Labs and manufactured in our Dublin plant (Ireland), the two new maraging steel electrodes, EutecTrode® XHD 6860 and 6855XHD, present unique formulations, with no equivalent on the market today. Maraging steels (derived from “Martensitic” and...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CAS DataLoggers Present Temperature Modelling Solution

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the oven temperature monitoring solution for a manufacturer who needed to monitor their through process. This involved large batches of metal alloys exposed to high temperatures in a long curing process. The customer’s large production runs were cured in...

September 17, 2014

Solar Manufacturing "Mentor" Furnace Well Received By Vacuum Furnace Market

Approximately one year ago, William R. Jones, CEO of the Solar Group of Companies, decided to donate a small horizontal vacuum furnace for use as a teaching tool in the ASM International training facility in Materials Park, Ohio. This furnace was given the name “The Mentor” as it would...

September 17, 2014