March/April 2018

Features

Company Profile: Thermcraft Incorporated

With products ranging from quick-ship designs to fully customized solutions, Thermcraft Incorporated is an international leading manufacturer of high-quality thermal processing...

Kenneth Carter

Benefits of graphite and C/C fixturing

More heat-treating engineers are making the switch to graphite fixturing using carbon composite materials.

Erica Hillebrand & James J. McAllister II

Temperature and accuracy

Three basic steps that can help in selecting the right thermocouple wire.

Vlad Fedorchak

Noise in instrumentation circuits

How to control and understand “noise,” as well as installation considerations.

Vlad Fedorchak

Departments

Quality Counts: AMS2750E as it applies to Nadcap

Thorough knowledge of AMS2750E will speed implementation of new standard as it applies to NADCAP requirements

Jason Schulze

Metal Urgency: Case Depth Determination

Methodology to ensure design intent is satisfied

Lee Rothleutner

Hot Seat: Some things old can be new again

Why heat-treating furnaces look the way they do

Jack Titus

Maintenance Matters: Finding leaks in an...

Visual inspection, routine preventative maintenance of atmosphere furnaces is critical to maintaining safety, efficiency

Ipsen USA

Q&A: Joe Ugalde

Business Marketing Analyst with TE Wire & Cable, LLC

News

RAAL orders third Seco/Warwick CAB line

RAAL S.C., a manufacturer of automotive parts, has ordered Seco/Warwick’s continuous controlled atmosphere brazing line for battery coolers for their maximum life and optimum performance. This is the third such line from Seco/Warwick with which RAAL decided to equip its facility within the...

April 9, 2018

Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to calculate the mechanical properties of a selected steel after heat-treatment. This will save customers time and money by offering a digital alternative...

April 9, 2018

Longtime Grieve president Pat Calabrese dies

The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 90. Pat was the president of Grieve, a world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces, from 1958 until his...

April 9, 2018

Premier/BeaverMatic manufactures, installs another IQF furnace line

A major manufacturer and supplier for oilfield logistics services has expanded to a new facility located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Premier/BeaverMatic will provide heat-treating equipment for the many high-quality parts and components necessary. This company is expanding its...

April 3, 2018

25 Years of MVD treatment on thermowells

Thermocouple Technology in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, is celebrating 25 years of the product MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment for thermowells, protection tubes, and other critical components.   The product is a MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment that is used to create a stronger, longer-lasting...

March 16, 2018

Wisconsin Oven ships quench system to aluminum supplier

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two electrically heated standard horizontal quench systems to an aluminum manufacturer. The systems are designed for the solution treatment of aluminum. Each of the horizontal quench systems are designed to heat 1,000 pounds of aluminum to a 950°F operating...

March 16, 2018

350°F electrically heated cabinet oven from Grieve

Grieve Corporation oven No. 890 is a 350°F (177°C), electrically heated cabinet oven, currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility. Grieve oven No. 890 is currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility....

March 16, 2018

Ipsen builds custom furnace that quenches with 1,000 HP

Ipsen recently designed and built a vertical, high-pressure quenching furnace, complete with twin cooling systems and a work volume of 350 cubic feet. During the testing phase, the furnace quenched with 1,000 horsepower (0.75 megawatts) – a remarkable achievement that began as an idea just...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Vacuum is defense industry technology provider

Seco/Vacuum Technologies (SVT), a Seco/Warwick Group company, has secured orders for two vacuum brazing furnace systems from two separate North American defense contractors. The solutions, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018, are SVT’s signature Vector® advanced...

March 16, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of California facility expansion complete

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent facility expansion. The new expansion allows SCA to double its current heat-treating capacity on the West coast while continually striving to meet the needs of an ever-growing customer base. Project...

March 16, 2018

Bodycote Swedish site earns Nadcap HIP accreditation

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce that its Surahammar, Sweden, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location has earned its Nadcap accreditation. The Surahammar site has been producing Powdermet® Near Net...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Warwick goes with Microsoft cloud

Seco/Warwick, a global leader in metal heat-processing solutions, goes digital with the cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations system. The management chose to implement Microsoft’s solution to provide the best security and efficiency for the enterprise. In constant...

March 16, 2018

Continued year-over-year growth for Lindberg/MPH in 2017

Lindberg/MPH has experienced steady growth year after year, and 2017 was no exception. At the beginning of the year, Lindberg/MPH invested in the future by purchasing an Emrak Press Brake and Hydraulic Swing Beam Shear to maximize their production capabilities. These equipment investments were key...

March 16, 2018

Ipsen USA finishes fourth quarter of 2017 strong

With a strong fourth-quarter finish, Ipsen USA continues to provide heat-treating solutions to customers worldwide. Recently, 15 furnaces shipped to eight states in the United States, as well as Asia and Europe, to support customers in additive manufacturing, aerospace, commercial heat treating,...

March 16, 2018

New year, new services added to Solar Atmospheres

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mechanical testing to its repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Currently, many aerospace specifications demand at least one...

March 16, 2018