September 2017

Features

Company Profile: Surface Combustion

For more than a century, Surface Combustion has shown a constant commitment to develop innovative technology, while nurturing long-standing relationships with heat treaters who...

Kenneth Carter

Case Study: Cost effective, low distortion...

Atmosphere carburizing of large outside diameter, thin wall internal helical ring gear.

Lonny Rickman

Extending Performance

Can sub-zero treatments give robotic gears a hand?

Akin Malas

Single-piece flow case hardening can be worked...

An operational system is introduced for a truly single-piece flow method of case hardening by low-pressure carburizing and high-pressure gas quench.

Maciej Korecki Ph.D. , Emilia Wolowiec-Korecka, Ph.D., D.Sc., Agnieszka Brewka, Prof. Piotr Kula, Ph.D., D.Sc. , Prof. Leszek Klimek, Ph.D., D.Sc. & Jacek Sawicki, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Departments

Hot Seat: Find The Right Equipment

Atmosphere and vacuum heat treating will require specific equipment-operating and performance options

Jack Titus

Quality Counts: Producing Endothermic Gas...

Endothermic generator controllers can help free up heat treaters to focus on other aspects of carburizing

Bob Fincken

Metal Urgency: Variation in Hardenability

Each heat-treatment process should be evaluated to determine its acceptable hardenability range to remain a capable process

Lee Rothleutner

Maintenance Matters: Keeping Your Burners Tuned

The heating system and burners play an essential role in upholding part quality and maximizing furnace operation

Nate Sroka

Q&A: Don Selmi

President | Premier Furnace

News

Wisconsin Oven Ships Sand Core Drying Ovens To The Foundry Industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two natural gas fired Enhanced Duty Walk-In Series Ovens to the foundry industry. The batch ovens will dry sand cores used in the casting process of a variety of parts. Each of the work chamber dimensions of these sand core dryers is 10” W x 8” H x...

September 13, 2017

Automotive Corporation's Bearing Division Bolsters Production

A global automotive corporation’s American-based bearing division placed an order with Can-Eng Furnaces International for a mesh belt furnace system for heat-treating thrust races, retainer/cages, and washers. The new, CQI-9 compliant production line features built-in flexibility that allows...

September 13, 2017

E-Instruments Offers New E8500 Plus Portable Emissions Analyzer

The new E8500 Plus emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 Plus is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. New features: Upgraded...

September 13, 2017

ALBA To Boost Aluminum Smelter Production By 50 Percent

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is expanding its primary aluminum production capacity with the Line 6 Expansion Project. Upon the full ramp-up of Potline 6 in 2019, the company’s smelter capacity will be increased by more than 50 percent, to 1.5 million tons a year. This investment will make...

September 13, 2017

Bodycote Launches Game-Changing Powdermet® Technologies

Bodycote, a provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, introduces Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy. Bodycote has decades of experience creating complex,...

September 13, 2017

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced expansion of its facility in Kunshan, China. Initially established in 2008, the expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 square feet and has grown to 23 employees. This staff includes sales,...

September 13, 2017

850°F Gas-Heated Cabinet Oven From Grieve

Grieve’s 850°F (454°C), gas-heated cabinet oven is used for curing paint on steel and aluminum test coupons at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 20” W x 20” D x 20” H. 100,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating gas burner,...

September 13, 2017

Esco Pipe Alignment Tool Sets Up Quickly, Easily For Welding

Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts, has introduced a new welding joint-alignment fixture that is easier to use than a welding vise to align pipe or tube for tack welding, and create high-integrity welds. The Esco Hog Tie® boiler tube weld alignment clamp consists of one side with two...

September 13, 2017

Thermal Product Solutions Ships Gruenberg Conveyor Oven To Firearms Maker

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg conveyor oven to an ammunition manufacturer. This conveyor oven will be used for annealing and stress-relieving brass castings. The maximum temperature rating of this heat treat...

September 13, 2017

Ipsen Invests $1 Million In Heat Treatment Industry With Purchase Credits

Ipsen believes that one of the most valuable things a company can do is invest in others. Ipsen is also committed to advancing the heat-treating industry with the latest innovations and updated equipment. As part of that commitment, the company is investing $1 million in the industry this...

September 13, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Cyclone Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a gas-fired cyclone box furnace to the heat-treat industry. The box furnace will be used for heat treating steel parts, and is the second Lindberg/MPH furnace that has been purchased by this customer. The work chamber of this heat treat furnace is designed to...

September 13, 2017