2015 Spring

Features

Company Profile: INEX Inc.

Pairing an advanced Silicon-Silicon Carbide material with a unique, cost-effective manufacturing process they pioneered more than 25 years ago, one Holland, New York-based company...

Controlling Distortion in Heat Treatment Through...

Press quenching is a specialized quenching technique that can be used to minimize the distortion of complex geometrical components during heat treatment. However, the success of...

Art Reardon

Producing Quality Parts in an Atmosphere Furnace:...

Heat treatment plays a crucial role when adding value to the parts produced. When used properly, the carburizing and quenching processes can help achieve ideal results in...

Rene Alquicer & Aymeric Goldsteinas

A Time-Compressed Numerical Approach for Thermal...

Here, a numerical method is used to simulate a heating cycle of a powder material through the use of a solid continuum model. This time-compressed approach to thermal modeling can...

R Shivpuri & S Slock

Enhanced Properties of 17-7 PH Stainless Steel

Solar Atmospheres developed a unique process for heat treating 17-7 PH (precipitation hardening) stainless steel using vacuum furnace technology. This process enhances the tensile...

Don Jordan

Stress Generation in an Axle Shaft during...

Compressive residual stresses are developed in the surface of an axle shaft during induction hardening, which further enhance its high-cycle fatigue performance. This article...

Zhichao (Charlie) Li, Andrew Freborg, Robert Goldstein, John Jackowski, Valentin Nemkov & Greg Fett

Departments

Quality Counts

Knowing True Carbon Potential Enables Accurate Predicting Carbon Diffusion Into The Part

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency

Materials Selection for Induction Hardening Processes

Fred R. Specht

Hot Seat

Intensive Quenching Calls For Very High Cooling Rates Pt.II

Jack Titus

Q&A: Brian Russell

President – Dry Coolers, Inc.

News

Solar Atmospheres Renews Sikorsky Aircraft Approval

Solar Atmospheres, Inc. announced that it has renewed an approved supplier status with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation with a 2-year certification.  Solar is approved to provide heat treatment of titanium, and carburizing grade materials and aircraft grade steels in accordance with various AMS...

April 15, 2015

Carbolite Gero Representation in North America

The recent merger of Carbolite GmbH, the German sales organization of the British company Carbolite Ltd., and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH into Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG has given rise to the availability of the Gero high temperature and vacuum furnace systems to North America for the...

April 15, 2015

Ajax TOCCO Supplies Induction Heater for FBE Coating System at L.B. Foster

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a 4,500 kW, 12 pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, AL. The installation of this advanced equipment marks a key development in L.B. Foster’s capacity expansion plans. The...

April 15, 2015

SECO/WARWICK Allied Pvt. Ltd. has installed single chamber vacuum hardening furnace with high pressure gas quenching facility for Jyoti Heat Treat Industries

The Vector™line furnace with high-pressure gas quench facility is ideally suitable for Vacuum Hardening in an oxygen free environment. Heating can be performed in vacuum as well as under convection with partial pressure. Quench pressure can be adjusted from 1.5 bar to a maximum of 10 bar. The...

April 15, 2015

Ipsen Kicks Off 2015 With Comprehensive Heat Treatment Course

Ipsen recently held their first Ipsen U class of 2015 in Cherry Valley, Illinois, allowing attendees to start the year with a broad overview of furnace equipment, processes, maintenance and more. Ipsen’s three-day-course provides attendees with a hands-on approach to learning while receiving...

April 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Special Vertical Airflow Cabinet Oven from Grieve

No. 814 is a 500ºF (260ºC), electrically-heated cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for various plastic and metal part heat treating operations at the customer’s facility.  Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 22” W x 21” D x 85” H.  18 kW are...

April 15, 2015

Mark Saline Joins Sinterite / C.I. Hayes as General Manager

Gasbarre Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Saline as General Manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes. Mark is an accomplished manager with nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He has worked with all aspects of the manufacturing...

April 15, 2015

U. S. Steel Announces Construction of EAF And Tubular Products Coupling Facility in Alabama

United States Steel Corporation announced two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million.  The first capital project is the construction of a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala., located in...

April 15, 2015

ASM International Convenes Discussion to Advance the Goals of the Materials Genome Initiative

A workshop report released by ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio through its Computational Materials Data Network outlined actions that professional societies can take to convene the materials community to drive the development of a materials data infrastructure aimed at transforming the way...

April 15, 2015

Cypress and Spansion complete $5 billion merger

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, Calif., and Spansion Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., have closed the merger of the two companies in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. The newly combined company delivers microcontrollers and specialized memories for embedded...

April 15, 2015