May/June 2018


Company Profile: Praxair, Inc.

Responding quickly to heat-treat issues Through the use of industrial gases, Praxair, Inc. endeavors to help its customers find the best way to use its gases and increase...

Kenneth Carter

Heat treatment of PM parts by hot isostatic...

Several advantages can be seen by using pre-stressed wire-wound hot isostatic presses for consolidating of metal powder.

Dr. Anders Eklund & Magnus Ahlfors

Filler metal control in sinter brazing

The control of the filler metal at the braze joint of a sinter brazed product has significant impact on the quality and yield of complex shapes.

Kyle Bear, Glenn Rishel, Brian Smith & Dr. Stephen Feldbauer

Customized, modern process control system saves...

When a manufacturer of fasteners and fastening system components needed a more reliable process control system, it turned to Conrad Kacsik for an upgrade that would work with its...

Patrick Dunn


Hot Seat: Heat treating is not for the faint of...

Why heat-treating furnaces look the way they do, Part 2

Jack Titus

Quality Counts: Atmosphere furnace control

Proper temperature is crucial to part quality, but don’t overlook its effect on atmosphere control

Jim Oakes

Metal Urgency: Carbon potential verification

Choose from several verification methods for best fit, then develop a plan to correct for out-of-spec test results

Aaron Muhlenkamp

Maintenance Matters: Maximize downtime for large...

When your furnace is down for large repairs, use the opportunity to catch up on overdue or extensive maintenance

Ipsen USA

IHEA: Industrial Heating Equipment Association

Manufacturing executive summit set for the thermal-process industry

Q&A: Richard Slattery

Vice President, Engineering with Capstan Atlantic


Seco/Warwick technologies take on standards of new generation aviation

Air transport is a sector that develops very dynamically. Seco/Warwick is a leader in designing state-of-the-art heat treatment systems for the aviation industry. With the development of the aviation industry, manufacturers of aircraft components face a challenge not only in ensuring appropriate...

June 29, 2018

Premier/BeaverMatic manufactures 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. This company is expanding its capabilities for the manufacture, service, and repair of a variety of oilfield-related equipment such as manufacture of drilling...

June 27, 2018

Grieve mourns the loss of Pat Calabrese

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...

June 27, 2018

RAAL orders Seco continuous CAB lines for battery coolers

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...

June 27, 2018

Solar Atmospheres adds state-of-the-art 10-bar furnace

Solar Atmospheres, Inc., in Souderton, Pennsylvania, recently installed a state-of-the-art Solar Manufacturing, Inc. 74” diameter by 72” deep horizontal internal quench vacuum furnace at its Clearview Road facility. The investment totals more than $1.8 million, including additional...

June 27, 2018

Paul Gies PE joins Diablo Furnaces as engineering manager

Diablo Furnaces has announced that Paul Gies PE has recently joined the company as engineering manager. Gies comes to Diablo with a long history in the engineering and construction fields, along with experience working for a heat-treating OEM manufacturer. With twenty years’ experience, Gies...

June 27, 2018

Tenova is founding member of European Steel Technology Platform

Tenova, together with twelve other leading industrial and research stakeholders from the wider steel value chain across Europe, will cooperate to implement solutions for and in the EU steel industry under a newly independent entity, the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) AISBL. The legal...

June 27, 2018

Simulate inductive heating and case hardening with Simufact

Simufact, an MSC software company, has announced the release of the next generation of its software solution, Simufact Forming 15, for the simulation of forming manufacturing processes. Users will now be able to simulate inductive heating processes as well as case hardening. One key new feature is...

June 27, 2018

New employment opportunities at Wisconsin Oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation experienced a year of expansion in 2017 with the opening of a new facility in East Troy, Wisconsin, that doubled the manufacturing floor space. Due to this development and their record sales, Wisconsin Oven is hiring a variety positions in the skilled trades and...

June 27, 2018

Hangzhou XZB Tech orders Tenova Bell-type annealing plant HPH®

At the beginning of this year, Tenova LOI Thermprocess, Essen/Germany, and its Chinese subsidiary, Tenova LOI Thermprocess (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., received a joint order from a leading Chinese manufacturer of cold-formed components for the automotive industry. Tenova LOI HPH® Bell-type...

June 27, 2018

Bodycote opens new specialist technologies facility in U.S.

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S³P) which increase mechanical and wear properties in stainless steel without adversely...

June 27, 2018

Lindberg/MPH ships electrically heated cyclone pit furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated cyclone pit furnace to a steel heat-treater. This is a repeat customer for Lindberg/MPH and the pit furnace will replace an existing Lindberg furnace at the buyer’s facility. The cyclone pit furnace will be used for a heat-treating...

June 27, 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...

June 27, 2018

Qalex reaches goals with new nitrex system

Qatar Aluminum Extrusion Company (Qalex) awarded a contract to Nitrex Metal for the supply and installation of an NX-1015 potential-controlled gas nitriding system configured for treating various sized flat and hollow dies used in the production of aluminum extruded profiles for the...

June 27, 2018

Grieve’s No. 1044 is 2000°F inert atmosphere bench furnace

No. 1044 is a 2,000°F (1,093°C), inert atmosphere bench furnace from Grieve used for heat-treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 12” W x 18” D x 8” H. 6KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by ceramic...

June 27, 2018

Can-Eng Furnaces selected for North American expansion

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was recently awarded a contract from an India-based conglomerate to design, manufacture, install, and commission an Aluminum Automotive Casting Heat-Treatment system for its new green field North American expansion in South Carolina. Can-Eng was chosen for...

June 27, 2018

Bilstein places order for expansion of automatic batch annealing plant

In December 2017, Bilstein, based in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, placed its third follow-up order to Tenova LOI Thermprocess in Essen for the expansion of the fully automatic batch annealing plant. This furnace plant is the only batch annealing plant in the world with fully automatic stacking of...

June 27, 2018

E Instruments introduces low NOx industrial emissions analyzer

The mission of E Instruments is to design, manufacture, and market a complete range of innovative instrumentation solutions encompassing portable emissions and combustion analyzers, and indoor air monitors especially designed for the industrial, HVAC, commercial, and institutional markets...

June 27, 2018

Ohio Valley Aluminum buys traveling log homogenizing system

Ohio Valley Aluminum Company’s continuous improvement efforts at its facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky, continue with the purchase of an innovative Seco/Warwick solution to process aluminum billet and logs in a lean manufacturing environment. The traveling aluminum log homogenizing...

June 27, 2018

Midwest Thermal-Vac expands capacity with TITAN® furnace

Nationally recognized commercial heat-treater and repeat Ipsen customer  Midwest Thermal-Vac (MTV) recently purchased a TITAN® vacuum furnace with 12-bar gas quenching. This furnace features a diffusion pump for high-vacuum levels and an all-metal hot zone to ensure part cleanliness...

June 27, 2018

Bodycote enters into 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, announces that it has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. The contract is expected to be worth over 160 million pounds in incremental revenues over the...

June 27, 2018