2016 Spring

Features

Company Profile: Houghton International

Celebrating 151 years, Houghton International is a global market leader in metalworking fluids, bringing innovative and sustainable solutions that increase productivity, reduce...

Molly J. Rogers

Improved Materials and Enhanced Fatigue...

The latest advancements in steel grades and in case hardening technology are of key importance to meet the demand for improved fatigue properties of gear components.  

Dr. Ing. Volker Heuer, Dr. Ing. Klaus Loeser & Dipl. Ing. Gunther Schmitt

Analysis of Heat Treat Growth on Carburized Ring...

A developed set of predictive models to anticipate ring gear dimensional changes that occur during carburizing and hardening may eliminate the need for heat treat test lots and...

Olga (Olly) Rowan & Thomas J. Yaniak

Coupling CFD and Oil Quench Hardening Analysis of...

The coupling of CFD and heat treatment analyses provides a more robust application of computer modeling to predict the latent heat release, distortion, and residual stresses...

B. Lynn Ferguson, Zhichao (Charlie) Li, David Greif, Zlatko Kovacic, Simon Urbas & Rok Kopun

Residual Stress Distribution in an Induction...

Results of a full-scale 3D simulation is utilized to evaluate the complete distribution of residual stress in an induction hardened aeronautic gear component.

Dr. Dmitry Ivanov, John Inge Asperheim & Leif Markegard

Case Study: Laser Hardening

The hardening of materials by laser is a specialized and fast-growing field, as it offers improved wear resistance, expansion of component life, and increased strength and fatigue...

Markus A. Ruetering

Departments

Quality Counts: Gas Nitriding

The success of a nitriding process depends on the ability to meet metallurgical requirements involving microstructures, surface hardness, case hardness, and, in some cases, the...

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency: Carburizing

Among heat treatment techniques, carburizing is one of the most widely used for case hardening.

March Li

Hot Seat: Stainless Steels

Understanding the properties, fatigue limits, and designations of stainless steels used in heat treatment processes can be helpful in selecting the right one for specific...

Jack Titus

Q&A: Bill Stuehr

President and CEO, Induction Tooling, Inc.

News

Ipsen Offers App and Demonstration of Predictive Maintenance Software at FNA 2016

Ipsen will provide an in-depth look at its latest technologies and advancements during Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016. From cutting-edge predictive maintenance capabilities to advanced vacuum and atmosphere heat-treating systems, Ipsen will highlight real-life customer experiences and...

September 8, 2016

New Grip Smart System for Hot Workpieces by Wickert

Wickert Hydraulic Presses is a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated high-tolerance parts, such as the carburization of gears or parts requiring forming and hardening. Wickert’s 110 years of in-depth knowledge of the process has led it to develop a new and...

April 20, 2016

Heat Treat Expansion Complete at McInnes Rolled Rings

McInnes Rolled Rings recently completed an $8 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion to its current manufacturing facility. The addition expands its present heat treat size capabilities by providing the ability to quench and temper forgings up to 144 inches in diameter. With separate high agitation...

April 20, 2016

Thermex Metal Treating Expands Plant Capacity with Seco/Warwick’s ZeroFlow Technology

Thermex Metal Treating is expanding capacity at its facility in Canada with the purchase of a gas nitrider with vertical pit-style loading and Seco/Warwick’s proprietary ZeroFlow™ control technology and ferritic nitrocarburizing capability. Thermex offers a wide range of ferrous metal...

April 20, 2016

Grieve’s 2000°F Inert Atmosphere, Heavy-Duty Furnace Used for Turbine Components

No. 1039 is a 2000°F (1093°C) inert atmosphere, heavy-duty furnace from Grieve that is currently being used for heat treating turbine components at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 36" w x 60" d x 36" h. Also, 73 kW are installed in...

April 20, 2016

Heat-Absorbing Compound Blocks Heat Transfer Through Metal

Alvin Products of Everett, Massachusetts, recently released its heat-absorbing compound that protects metal from heat damage and prevents heat from traveling through the metal surface and potentially damaging or discoloring parts. Alvin® Heat-Block is a compound formulated to eliminate and...

April 20, 2016

Jeff Opitz Joins CeraMaterials

CeraMaterials recently announced that Jeff Opitz has joined CeraMaterials as its technical sales specialist in the Port Jervis, New York, headquarters facility. Opitz has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in economics and communications with 10 years of sales and marketing experience. Opitz...

April 20, 2016

Timken Names Roellgen, Ruel, and Connors to Executive Sales and Marketing Roles

The Timken Company, a global leader in tapered roller bearings, has named Andreas Roellgen and Brian J. Ruel to the positions of vice president of sales. Ruel leads the company’s selling team across the Americas, and Roellgen will oversee the Timken sales organization for the rest of the...

April 20, 2016