May 2017


Company Profile: Ipsen

A broken-down pottery kiln, an engineering degree from Brown University, and an entrepreneurial spirit helped to successfully launch Ipsen as a global leader in the heat treatment...

Kenneth Carter

Hardening of Powder Metallurgy Parts 101

Definitions and hardening methods used with powder metallurgy are described to provide a basic understanding of the nuances associated with the process.

Richard H. Slattery

Vacuum Diffusion Pumps

With no moving parts, diffusion pumps become a durable and reliable tool for many industrial applications.

E.W. Whitney III

Induction Heat Treating: How to Shorten the Time...

Laboratory testing and validation at the inductor-manufacturer level can result in a fully characterized and proven inductor with process parameters and a metallurgical report.

Sandra J Midea, P.E.

Ensuring Effective Furnace Lining Efficiency

These five tips can help you maximize energy efficiency and minimize heat loss with effective insulation and furnace lining solutions.

Steve Chernack

Elemental Analysis of Metal Powders and Metal...

Because non-metallic elements influence the physical properties of metallic materials, quality control should include analysis of the raw material and the final product to measure...

Mike Lucka & Nico Masciantonio


Quality Counts: The State of Process Controls

Heat Treaters Can Benefit from Current Technology and Advancements on the Horizon.

Jim Oakes

Hot Seat: Meeting Automotive Efficiency Standards

Material and Process Options for Vehicle Weight Reduction Are Available to Automobile Designers and Heat Treaters.

Jack Titus

Maintenance Matters: Performing a Temperature...

These Seven Simple Steps Can Help You Prepare a Successful Temperature Uniformity Survey.

Jim Grann

Metal Urgency: Non-Martensitic Transformation...

Process Evaluations Can Help Narrow Down the Causes of NMTP Formations that Can Reduce Component Performance.

Lee Rothleutner

Q&A: Aziz Jamaluddin

President and CEO of Epcon Industrial Systems


J.L. Becker IQ Furnace Line Commissioned at East Carolina Metal Treating

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, recently manufactured, shipped, and commissioned a complete IQ furnace line at the East Carolina Metal Treating (ECMT) facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The system is configured to process 36-inch-wide by 48-inch-long by 36-inch-high workloads that...

May 30, 2017

Retsch GmbH Offers Sieving and Pulverization of Metal Powders

Reusing raw materials is an important factor in powder metallurgical processes. Retsch offers a range of instruments that are suitable for sieving powders and pulverizing metal parts, both of which are reintroduced into the production process. The following examples describe the suitability of...

May 30, 2017

Conrad Kacsik Completes Control System Upgrade for Modern Industries

The engineering division of Conrad Kacsik Instrument Systems recently completed a plant-wide control system upgrade for Modern Industries, one of the largest commercial heat-treating companies in Pennsylvania. The project consisted of the replacement of the legacy controls on over 30 furnaces and...

May 30, 2017

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic Supplies Mesh Belt Brazing Furnace to Tool Supplier

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic recently supplied and installed a complete 20-inch mesh belt brazing furnace system to a major tooling supplier in the Midwest. Along with the brazing furnace, a 6000 CFH exothermic gas generator, 6000 CFH gas dryer, a water recirculation system, Marley...

May 30, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Closes on Property Purchase from Plymouth Tube

Wisconsin Oven recently announced it has closed on a property purchase from Plymouth Tube. The property is on Young Street in East Troy, Wisconsin, between two other Wisconsin Oven factories. This facility offers over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Wisconsin Oven’s total...

May 30, 2017

Aerospace Supplier Orders Titanium Rotary Hearth Forging Furnace

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was contracted to commission a turnkey 36-foot-diameter “pancake”-style rotary hearth furnace for a leading North American-based aerospace supplier. The open hearth configuration allows for flexible loading and uniform heating. The furnace will be...

May 30, 2017

Global Automotive Supplier Invests in New AFC-Holcroft Heat-Treating Equipment

A leading global automotive supplier of systems and components has purchased a new roller hearth annealing furnace from AFC-Holcroft. The new equipment will be installed in the southeast region of the United States, where the same plant has been running production using two Holcroft-brand roller...

May 30, 2017

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully-integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement...

May 30, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Equips R. Hueter with Benchtop Oven for Heat Treating with Nitrogen

R. Hueter Co. in Beverly, Massachusetts, a northeast CNC machine shop specializing in male and female RF connector contact production, has added a Lucifer Furnaces heat-treating oven to meet its growing heat-treating needs. Model 42GT-H12 was customized as a benchtop unit. With a chamber size of...

May 30, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Tube Furnace to Prominent Laboratory Equipment Distributor

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a 1200°C tube furnace for a laboratory application. The “Mini-Mite” furnace has a wide temperature range of 500°C to 1200°C. The chamber dimensions are 1-inch-wide by 12-inch-long. The furnace includes a mild-steel hinged-shell design...

May 30, 2017

Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards Announced

The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s (MPIF) Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2017 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award that recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years. Receiving special...

May 30, 2017