2015 Fall

Features

Company Profile: Specialty Steel Treating Inc.

Specialty Steel Treating Inc., a family business specializing in precision-controlled heat treating, provides its customers with exceptional service and is a leader in the...

Inductive Fixture Hardening and Tempering Process...

A new inductive hardening and tempering process combines the benefits of induction heating and hardening with the benefits of a press hardening process.

Nitrocarburizing Gears Using the ZeroFlow Method...

Reliable furnace equipment design and innovative ZeroFlow control offers heat treating with lower gas consumption and the lowest emissions in gas nitriding and ferritic...

Ion Nitriding of Ferrous and Titanium Alloys for...

The advantages of ion nitriding in many low-alloy steels and titanium alloy gears used in high-performance applications include resisting wear and fatigue.

Dr. Edward Rolinski , Tekin Damirgi & Mikel S. Woods

Advanced Robotics Combined with Eddy Current...

Advancements in robotics have paved the way for cost-effective, nondestructive eddy current inspection of nonsymmetrical, complex components that previously required multiple test...

Dan DeVries

Optimizing Case-Depth Uniformity in the Vacuum...

The acetylene vacuum carburizing (AvaC®) process helps to ensure consistent part quality and to improve the manufacturing costs in producing gears.

Aymeric Goldsteinas & Jan Massholder

Departments

Quality Counts

Today’s control technology enables adjustments in the furnace atmosphere correlated to the percent carbon calculation.

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency

The new norm for tempering hardened steels is induction tempering that allows hardening and tempering in the same cell.

Fred R. Specht

Hot Seat

While LPC with electric heating and HPGQ have won over many auto OEMs, oil LPC, oil-marquenching, and heating with natural gas can offer an effective, lower cost alternative for...

Jack Titus

Q&A: Dennis Beauchesne

General Manager – ECM USA Inc.

News

EFD Induction Awarded Orders for Induction Scanners To Harden Sun Gears and Output Shafts

 EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers. The orders involve EFD Induction HardLine-type induction scanning systems for the hardening of sun gears and output shafts. Each system comprises an induction scanner, a power source, and various...

September 18, 2015

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Over the past year, Solar Atmospheres has developed a brand-new website focused on better demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, gas nitriding, annealing, sintering, and many other areas. With the changes in technology and...

September 18, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heat Treat Doctor Publishes Second Volume on Atmosphere Heat Treatment

Dan Herring’s latest book, Atmosphere Heat Treatment, Volume II, focuses on furnace atmospheres, quenching practices, testing, safety, conservation, maintenance, and specification compliance. Together with Volume I (2014) that emphasized fundamental principles, materials, metallurgy,...

September 18, 2015

Industry Veteran Appointed Senior Vice President of Houghton and President of Global Metals

Houghton International Inc., a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, announced the appointment of Marcello Boldrini as senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals. In this newly created position, he will assume the global leadership of Houghton...

September 18, 2015