January 2017


Company Profile: Gasbarre Furnace Group

Gasbarre Furnace Group includes a powerful trio of furnace-building companies that includes Sinterite, C.I. Hayes, and J.L. Becker.

Case Study: Busch LLC and Vakuum-Harterei Petter...

Dry vacuum technology in heat treatment processes offers advantages for a contract hardening company.  

Understanding the Cooling Curve Test

In heat treating, the cooling curve test is often used as a tool to compare quenchants or as a method to ensure that the quenchant being used is suitable for continued use and...

D. Scott MacKenzie, Ph.D., FASM

Buying a New Lab or Industrial Furnace

Many considerations should be addressed when specifying a new electrical resistance heated furnace.

James Brocklehurst & Derrick Wilson

Efficient Gas Heating of Industrial Furnaces

Even though the price of natural gas is currently low, the investment in high-efficiency gas burners makes sense economically.

Steven R. Mickey


Quality Counts: Pyrometry, Industry Standards, &...

Certifications and Guidelines Are Put in Place To Help Achieve Consistency and Quality of Heat-Treated Parts.

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency: Carburizing Optimization & ECD...

A Proposed Methodology Is Presented for Determining the Carburizing Factor.

March Li

Hot Seat: Furnace Types

Heating Element Materials Should Be Considered To Achieve Reliable Performance for Applications.

Jack Titus

Maintenance Matters: Extending the Hot Zone's...

Performing Regular Preventative Maintenance on Your Hot Zone Is a Key Part of Extending Its Life Span and Keeping It at Peak Performance.

Jim Grann

Q&A: Bill St. Thomas

Business Development Manager, Lindberg/MPH  


R&W Hartetechnik Chooses a Seco/Warwick Solution

Austrian commercial heat treater R&W Härtetechnik increases production capacities at its facility in Kindberg-Aumühl by purchasing an advanced heat processing system, 10.0 CaseMaster EvolutionTM designed by Seco/Warwick. CaseMaster Evolution is a hybrid solution, characterized by...

January 18, 2017

AFC-Holcroft Awarded Associate Member of the Year by MTI

At its October Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of heat treaters in the world, recognized AFC-Holcroft from Wixom, Michigan, with the Associate Member of the Year Award. Each year at its Fall Meeting, MTI recognizes the...

January 18, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Contracted To Build a System for Aluminum Automotive Structural Castings

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited has been contracted by a European leader in the design and development of light-weighting thin-walled automotive structural castings to design, manufacture, and commission an automated T7 heat treatment system for the processing of high-integrity aluminum...

January 18, 2017

TPS Ships Blue M Lab Oven for Prominent Cosmetics Manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Blue M lab oven to the cosmetics industry. The lab oven will be used in the customer’s aerosol lab for shelf-life testing of aerosol cans at 55°C (131°F). The maximum...

January 18, 2017

Linde Offers Safety Solution To Monitor Nitrogen Supply Levels

Linde LLC helps companies operating heat treatment furnaces improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” (NFPA 86). Heat treatment furnaces depend on...

January 18, 2017

Grieve Offers 1,400° F Inert Atmosphere Tempering Furnace

No. 1041 is a 1,400F° (760°C) inert atmosphere tempering furnace from Grieve used for heat treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48" W x 72" D x 48" H, and 120 KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by a stainless...

January 18, 2017

Ipsen U Offers Training for Multiple Levels of Expertise

For those who want to learn about new thermal processing methods and industry innovations, Ipsen U classes have a long-standing tradition of teaching best practices and helping improve the performance and life span of your equipment. Ipsen begins 2017 by hosting another series of Ipsen U classes...

January 18, 2017

MICO Generators from Eldec Offer Full Hardness and Short Processes for the Tool and Mold-Making Industry

Complex molds at Werkzeugbau Laichingen: The active parts are hardened with Eldec technologies Tool and mold-making professionals routinely face many challenges unique to their industry. In order to ensure the stability of the tools produced, hard grades of steel are required; however,...

January 18, 2017

SGL Group Introduces New Silicon Carbide Ceramics

SGL Group – The Carbon Company – introduces two new silicon carbide materials, Sigrasic® Performance and Carboprint® Si. In industrial heat treatment applications, Sigrasic® Performance is used for charging elements and systems. The carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide...

January 18, 2017

IBC Manufacturing Facility Achieves Re-Certification of ISO 9001:2008/AS9100:2009

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (IBC), a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, recently announced that it has achieved a re-certification of its ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C standards for quality management systems at its Wilmington, Massachusetts, facility, where it produces...

January 18, 2017

Omega Engineering Announces Relocation of World Headquarters

Fifty years ago, Omega Engineering, Inc. was a small privately held company that was woman-owned and operated. Today, it’s a leading global manufacturer and supplier of process measurement and control products, operating out of brand-new world headquarters. The move to the high-tech facility...

January 18, 2017