July 2017


Case Hardening Basics: Nitrocarburizing vs....

The terms sound alike and often cause confusion, but nitrocarburizing and carbonitriding are distinct heat-treating processes that have their advantages depending on the material...

Rob Simmons

Case Study: Conrad Kacsik and Modern Industries

Two companies partner together to complete a yearlong plant-wide upgrade of process controls for heat-treating equipment.

Molly J. Rogers

Company Profile: Lindberg/MPH

Despite being in business for more than a century, Lindberg/MPH has undergone a recent transformation to make sure it stays a leader in the heat-treating/non-ferrous melting...

Kenneth Carter


Hot Seat: Anatomy of a Heat-Treating System

State-of-the-Art Heat-Treating Systems Have Been Performing the Same Functions for Decades

Jack Titus

Maintenance Matters: A Short Guide on Water Vapor

Facing the Everyday Enemy of Your Vacuum Furnace

Jim Grann

Quality Counts: Getting Control — Let's Start...

PID Algorithms Are Essential for Uniform Furnace Temperatures

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency: Determining Austenite Grain Size

Several techniques are available, but there are pros and cons to each

Lee Rothleutner

Q&A: Daniel Reardon

Director of Technical Sales of Abbott Furnace Co.


TPS Ships Gruenberg Truck-In Oven to a Pet-Care Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, recently shipped a truck-in oven to a pet-care company to heat-treat steel and glass. The truck-in oven dimensions are 60" x 96" x 78" and the maximum temperature rating is 260°C. The oven is designed to maintain...

July 25, 2017

Solar Atmospheres Adds a New Climate-Controlled Room

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled using a...

July 25, 2017

Grieve Offers Gas-Fired Furnace and Walk-In Oven

No. 852 is an 850°F (454°C), high-temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, used for heat treating and baking varnish at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 60" x 96" x 72"; 120 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements,...

July 25, 2017

Premier/BeaverMatic Receives Order for IQF Furnace Line

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic received an order for a complete (IQF) furnace line for a repeat BeaverMatic customer in the oil-field related industry. This order consists of a new internal quench furnace, temper furnace, spray/dunk washer, low-temperature industrial oven, 1,500 CFH...

July 25, 2017

Tenney Space Simulation System Shipped to a Logistics Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of environmental testing equipment, recently shipped a Tenney environmental vacuum/temperature space simulation system to a logistics company. The outer structural shell of the environmental simulator is designed to resist one atmosphere of external...

July 25, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Large Chamber Utility Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated, large chamber utility box furnace to an automotive supplier. The furnace will be used for batch testing aluminum castings on a daily basis at a temperature of 500°C. The work chamber dimensions of this heat treat furnace are 24" x...

July 25, 2017

Automotive Supplier Expands Salt-Quenching Capabilities

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was recently awarded a contract to design and build a 1,500 lb/hr mesh-belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of components used in the manufacture of the client's drivetrain systems. This contract was awarded by a repeat client who...

July 25, 2017

Fastener Company Orders Mesh Belt Heat-Treatment System

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd recently was awarded a contract to design and supply a mesh belt heat-treat system with a production capacity of 4,000 lb/hr of high-quality automotive fasteners for a European-based client. The new, high-volume fastener system includes an atmosphere controlled...

July 25, 2017

GF Machining Solutions Launches New Apprenticeship Program

GF Machining Solutions in Lincolnshire launched its "learn and earn" apprenticeship program with the signing of its first official candidate during the company's Solutions Days manufacturing event. The two-day open house event was June 6-7 at its Lincolnshire, Illinois, headquarters and included...

July 25, 2017

TPS ships Tenney vacuum drying ovens to medical device manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of five Tenney Vacuum Drying Ovens to a medical device manufacturer. The chambers will be used for vacuum drying of suture material. These vacuum ovens have temperature ratings of +15° C...

July 25, 2017

Carbolite Gero Furnaces can be used for graphitization

Carbolite Gero offers a range of furnaces up to 3,000 °C that are suitable for the various requirements of graphitization. Heat treatment up to 3,000 °C under inert atmosphere induces the structural change from highly disordered or defective carbon atom structures into a perfectly...

July 25, 2017

Light-weighting automotive suspension component manufacturer expands production

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was recently awarded a contract from a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components. This project reflects a long list of recent projects involving automotive light weighting initiates where Can-Eng technologies have been...

July 25, 2017

Wisconsin Oven ships electrically heated batch core forming oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped an electrically heated batch core forming oven to a leader in the composites industry. This composite curing oven will be used for their patented process of forming honeycomb material for aircraft engines. The work chamber is 10' x 6' x 5' and the maximum...

July 25, 2017

ThermTech expands existing Ipsen atmosphere furnace line to meet increased demand

ThermTech runs its equipment 24/6, 360 days a year. As the economy continues to pick up, it needed to expand its existing Ipsen atmosphere line to keep up with increased demand. Having received strong performance from the Atlas atmosphere furnace and ancillary equipment installed in 2015, ThermTech...

July 25, 2017

Linde and Praxair sign business combination agreement

Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. recently announced the companies have entered into a definitive business combination agreement (BCA) to come together under a new holding company through an all-stock merger of equals transaction. Linde and Praxair expect the transaction to close in the second half of...

July 25, 2017

Thermcraft's chamber furnaces can be used in almost all types of thermal processing

Thermcraft manufacturers box type chamber furnaces for use in nearly all types of thermal processing and heat-treating applications. This pair of twin box furnaces will be used to process turbine parts for one of the world's leading manufacturers of power generation turbines. Each of these...

July 25, 2017

HarbisonWalker International announces CEO transition

HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., recently announced Stephen Delo will retire as chairman and chief executive officer, effective June 30, 2017. The HWI Board of Directors has elected Carol R. Jackson to be HWI's next chairwoman...

July 25, 2017