March 2017


Company Profile: Wisconsin Oven Corporation

By offering standard and custom-designed ovens to a wide spectrum of industries around the globe, Wisconsin Oven Corporation is a world-class supplier of thermal processing...

Kenneth Carter

Computerized Design of Straight Bevel Gears with...

The computerized generation of straight bevel gears with spherical involute profiles is developed and the advantages of its application investigated. Possible microgeometry...

Alfonso Fuentes-Aznar, Ignacio Gonzalez-Perez & Harish K. Pasapula

Gas Nitriding of Titanium

This preliminary study examines the effect of the partial pressure of nitrogen on case characteristics when gas nitriding titanium in a vacuum furnace.

Donald Jordan, FASM & Virginia Osterman

Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and...

Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors that have widespread application in industrial processing and research. This paper...

John Merchant

Effects of the Composition of Ca-Rich Inclusions...

Comparing a Ca-treated carburizing steel grade to a standard steel grade, the role of non-metallic inclusions on the tool wear and PCBN cutting tool life in fine machining of...

Niclas Anmark & Thomas Bjork


Quality Counts: The Right Prepared Atmosphere

Getting the Right Endothermic Gas Is Essential for Producing Quality Heat-Treated Parts.

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency: Coupling Alloy and Process...

There Can Be Risks Associated with Heat-Treating Vanadium Microalloyed Steels.

Lee Rothleutner

Hot Seat: Heat Treating, Furnaces, and Unintended...

Ingenuity Can Often Negate Murphy’s Law.  

Jack Titus

Maintenance Matters: Vacuum Furnace Leaks

Understanding Linear Leak Rates and Common Causes of Leaks in Vacuum Furnaces Can Save Valuable Production Time.

Jim Grann

Q&A: Joe Stambaugh

Forging Products Group Leader, Ajax Tocco Magnethermic


Heavy Carbon Awarded Patent for Method of Carburizing

On January 10, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent number 9,540,721 to George Barbour, president of Heavy Carbon Company, for a method of carburizing, which allows a carburizing process in a furnace at high temperatures in a protective atmosphere. The primary function...

March 21, 2017

Vacuum Pump Services Corp. Appoints New President

Vacuum Pump Services Corp. (VPS), a new company established July 2016, has appointed Robert Sandora Sr. as president, effective February 2017. VPS is in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, and services general industry vacuum pumps of the Rotary vane, Piston, and Roots blower types for use with high vacuum...

March 21, 2017

Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic Manufactures a Double-Pallet Forge Furnace for a Major Aerospace Supplier

An existing Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic customer purchased its first double-pallet forge furnace. The furnace will be used for pre-heating and heat-treating rolled rings. It is capable of processing two 5.5 feet (1.68 meters) wide by 5.5 feet (1.68 meters) deep by 2.75 feet (0.838 meters) high...

March 21, 2017

Baker Furnace Moves to New Facility in California

Baker Furnace has announced the relocation of its facility to Brea, California. The new 40,000-square-foot building will allow the company to continue its commitment to excellence, quality, and craftsmanship in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of custom-built industrial ovens, furnaces,...

March 21, 2017

PWR Performance Products Installs Controlled Atmosphere Brazing at Its U.S. Racing Facility

Expanding its plant capacity, PWR Performance Products adds a Seco/Warwick Controlled Atmosphere Brazing (CAB) System to manufacturer high-performance aluminum heat exchangers. “The addition of this equipment is an important step in PWR Performance Products’s global strategy to expand...

March 21, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Atmosphere Box Furnace for Research and Development

The maximum temperature rating for this furnace is 1,100°C and has a work chamber of 36" W x 48" D x 36" H making it ideal for heat treating a variety of part sizes. The atmosphere box furnace has a wide temperature range of 760°C to 1,100°C. The heat-treating furnace is...

March 21, 2017

Ipsen Shipped 25 Furnaces in Q4, Concluding a Record Year

Ipsen wrapped up a record year by shipping 25 furnaces during the last three months of 2016. With destinations in six countries and 13 states, this equipment will support the aerospace, automotive, commercial heat treating, medical, and MIM industries. Heat-treating systems ranged from a...

March 21, 2017