2016 Fall


Company Profile: AFC-Holcroft

AFC-Holcroft celebrates 100 years as the U.S. market leader in the production of industrial furnace equipment for ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Molly J. Rogers

Heat Treating Education

For an industry that is key to the performance of many everyday products, creating more higher education programs in heat treating and metallurgy is essential.

D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Hybrid Forging: Advances in Open Die and Closed...

Using the advantages of open die forging combined with the near-net shape capability of closed die forging, the forging process can be tailored to optimize time and cost savings.

Ashley Lukowicz & Margaret Dort

Single-Piece, High-Volume, and Low-Distortion...

A new concept has been developed for a single-piece flow case hardening system that adjusts to the size and shape of a particular gear in order to minimize distortion and ensure...

Maciej Korecki, Ph.D., Emilia Wolowiec-Korecka, Ph.D., DSc. & Doug Glenn

Detrimental Effects of Sulfur on Transverse...

Supplying heat-treated forgings with Charpy impact specifications requires special attention to sulfur content in each heat of steel, even if the levels are within material...

Chuck Hartwig

Carburizing and Nitriding Treatment Modeling

The finite element method can provide insights needed by engineers to calibrate thermal processes, whether it’s carburizing or nitriding, and maximize the benefits of the...

Nicolas Poulain


Quality Counts: Thermal Process Modeling

The selected examples show how thermal process modeling is being used in commercial applications for analyzing and improving heat treatment processes.

B. Lynn Ferguson

Metal Urgency: Carbon Diffusion and Carburizing...

In the carburizing process, the carbon diffusion determines the carbon concentration gradient and hardness profile in the case of the workpiece.

March Li

Hot Seat: Furnace Doors

For proper seal and functionality, doors are the furnace’s most critical component.

Jack Titus

Q&A: George Barbour

President, Heavy Carbon Co. LLC


Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Receives Accreditation for New Lab

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Inc. recently announced that the company has successfully completed the additional scope accreditation to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories,” for the new laboratory...

September 19, 2016

GKN Sinter Metals Wins Award at Powdermet 2016

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based GKN Sinter Metals recently won the grand prize in the automotive and transmission category at the Powdermet 2016 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. The award was given for five components — a side gear, two pinion gears, a...

September 19, 2016

Solar Manufacturing and Graphite Machining Develop a New Material

Graphite Machining, Inc. (GMI) in Topton, Pennsylvania, and Solar Manufacturing in Souderton, Pennsylvania, have been cooperating for the past year on the development and testing of a new graphite board material and its application for vacuum furnace hot zones. This new graphite board material has...

September 19, 2016

Ipsen Ships a Custom-Built Global Vertical Heat-Treating System to the West Coast

Ipsen recently shipped a Global Vertical (GV) vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treater on the West Coast. The GV heat-treating system is from Ipsen’s TurboTreater® line, which allows customers to order vacuum furnaces specific to their needs. This custom-built...

September 19, 2016

Ajax Tocco Announces New General Manager of Aftermarket Sales

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic introduces Joe Hawkins as general manager of aftermarket sales. Hawkins brings over 20 years of induction melting and heating expertise to the company. His entire career evolved within the metals industry, beginning with Lectrotherm Inc. in 1991. Hawkins most recently served...

September 19, 2016

Houghton International Launches Advanced Fluid Monitor and Control Systems

Houghton International, a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, has launched two new fluid equipment solutions that provide manufacturers with significantly greater control of fluid quality and concentration. The Houghton Greenlight™ Continuous Concentration Monitor and the...

September 19, 2016

5ME Demonstrates Cryogenic Machining Technology at IMTS

5ME® will showcase its cryogenic technology and production management software with high-profile partners at IMTS on September 12-17, joining forces with Mazak, Okuma, FFG MAG, Star SU, Fullerton Tool, Hydromat, Sunnen, Bosch Rexroth, and NUM to demonstrate the cost-saving and production...

September 19, 2016

FabTech 2016 Offers Education Programming with Industry-Leading Speakers

FabTech 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, has scheduled a comprehensive education program of notable speakers to present on a variety of topics at the forefront of the...

September 19, 2016

CAN-ENG Furnaces Contracted to Manufacture a Rotary Furnace for Weber Metals

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited has been contracted to design, manufacture, and commission a rotary furnace system for the heating and hot working of titanium and alloy billets and pre-formed shapes for Weber Metals Inc. of Paramount, California, Long Beach facility. Weber Metals is a...

September 19, 2016

Roger Jones Nominated to ASM Board of Trustees

Roger Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmospheres, was nominated as a trustee on the ASM International Board of Trustees effective October 2016. The board of ASM, the Materials Information Society, is comprised of four officers and nine trustees. Three new trustees are elected by the membership...

September 19, 2016

Bodycote Opens New Heat Treatment Facility in South Carolina

Ron Adams (center), sales director, Aerospace, Defense & Energy (HT) – East Region, meets with the South Carolina Department of Commerce delegation, including Deputy Secretary of Commerce Jennifer Noel and Director of the South Carolina Europe office Andre’ LeBlanc, at the 2016...

September 19, 2016

Grieve 2000°F Gas-Fired, Heavy-Duty Furnace

No. 1042 is a 2000°F (1093°C) gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently being used for heat treating at its customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 30" W x 60" D x 30" H.  Also, 750,000 BTU/HR are installed in four modulating...

September 19, 2016