July/August 2018


Company Profile: Metallurgical High Vacuum...

Sophisticated engineering, custom applications With a full-service machine shop and expert skillsets, Metallurgical High Vacuum Corporation has provided customers with quality...

Kenneth Carter

Getting the thermal treat results you want

How aggressive quenching and other drivers lead to high performance

Scott Wade, E. Buddy Damm, Matt Widders, Paul Petrovic & Krich Sawamiphakdi

Gas carburization techniques

A comparison of conventional and accelerated methods for surface hardening

Daniel H. Herring, Aaron Flesher & Tyler Logan

Induction hardening of cast irons

The success in induction hardening of cast irons and repeatability of obtained results are greatly affected by a potential variation of matrix carbon content.

Valery Rudnev


Quality Counts: You can’t overlook the...

Cycle verification identifies thermal nonconformance, ensures deviation from requirements is reported

Jason Schulze

Hot Seat: The metallurgical R&D laboratory

Remembering old-school lab work is a blast from the past

Jack Titus

Metal Urgency: Residual stress evaluation in...

Lingering stress is not easily identified during production, but has a direct impact on wear performance and fatigue life

Wei Guo

Maintenance Matters: Is there a furnace problem?

That question is much easier to answer if you learn the indicators, alarms, switches

Ipsen USA

IHEA: Industrial Heaitng Equipment Association

IHEA conducts technical seminars in conjunction with Furnaces North America

Q&A: Bob Fouquette

Chief Engineer with Custom Electric Manufacturing Co.


Wisconsin Oven ships aluminum aging ovens to automotive parts manufacturer

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of four electrically heated enhanced duty walk-in ovens to an automotive parts manufacturer. These industrial ovens will be used for aging aluminum parts. The walk-in ovens have a maximum operating temperature of 260°C (500°F) and work...

August 7, 2018

Bodycote to open new heat treatment facility in U.K.

Bodycote has announced the opening of a new facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, Yorkshire. The facility will support the aerospace and power generation markets in the UK and Europe. Simon Blantern, vice president of sales Europe for Bodycote’s Aerospace, Defense and...

August 7, 2018

Dutch engineering from Bega Special Tools available in U.S.

Bega Special Tools will present the latest tools for easy and safe installation and removal of bearings and other transmission parts at this year’s IMTS. The Betex MF Quick-Heater, a multifunctional frequency induction heater for both mounting and dismounting bearings and other machine parts...

August 7, 2018

Registration opens for PM sintering seminar

Registration has opened for one of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry’s most popular programs, the PM Sintering Seminar. The event will be held September 25–26, 2018, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania. Held every two years, this two-day seminar...

August 7, 2018

ASM offers Practical Heat-Treating course

Practical Heat-Treating teaches the “how” of heat-treating. Attendees will be able to recognize heat-treating problems and establish quality-control. They will learn the heat-treatment process of steel as well as what type of atmosphere is best for furnace operations for the safety of...

August 7, 2018

Ipsen USA Ships 18 furnaces in Q2, including record-breaking vacuum furnace

Ipsen USA continued superior performance through the second quarter, shipping 18 furnaces to companies in six U.S. states and two companies overseas. These shipments included multiple atmosphere furnaces, plus the shipment of one of the largest vacuum furnaces Ipsen has ever built. This horizontal...

July 31, 2018

Upgrades and new partnership for Ipsen Ceramics

Ipsen Ceramics recently completed the task of relining the bricks on one of its roller hearth kilns. This re-bricking project brings the kiln’s throughput back to full operating capacity. Additionally, the kiln can now reach greater operating temperatures – up to 2,650 ºF (1,454...

July 27, 2018

E Instruments offers E8500 Plus portable emissions analyzer

E Instruments’ 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. The E8500...

July 27, 2018

Dr. Valery Rudnev receives two prestigious heat-treating awards

Dr. Valery Rudnev was recognized during the opening ceremony of the American Society for Materials (ASM International) Thermal Processing in Motion conference. Rudnev, director of science and technology at Inductoheat Inc., an Inductotherm Group Company, received two prestigious awards for his...

July 27, 2018

Dave Wolfe to represent Diablo Furnaces to East Coast

Diablo Furnaces announces that Dave Wolfe has recently joined forces with the company as East Coast sales representative for the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine. Wolfe comes to...

July 27, 2018

Diablo Furnaces’ Glogowski completes pyrometry course

Burk Glogowski of Diablo Furnaces completed the pyrometry course by PRI and is certified to conduct SAT and Tus evaluations. Diablo Furnaces’ Burk Glogowski has completed the pyrometry course by PRI and is certified to conduct SAT and TUS evaluations based on NADCAP Interpretation of...

July 27, 2018

Wisconsin Oven ships walk-in industrial oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation manufactured a natural gas-fired enhanced duty walk-in oven for a transportation technology company. This is a repeat customer for Wisconsin Oven and the industrial oven will be used for heat treating baskets of aluminum parts. The heat-treating...

July 27, 2018

Lucifer Furnaces delivers dual chamber furnace

Lucifer Furnaces delivered a dual chamber fiber-lined furnace to a leading manufacturer of punches and dies in North America. The upper chamber of this customized Model LI84-M24 heats to 2200°F and the lower draw chamber to 1600°F with 23 KW power. The upper chamber hot face consists of...

July 27, 2018

Debut of CastForge makes Messe Stuttgart glow

CastForge celebrated an impressive debut at the Stuttgart trade fair center. 153 exhibitors from 18 countries (international exhibitors, 61 percent) presented their comprehensive product portfolio at the trade fair for castings and forgings with processing. The exhibitors were impressed with the...

July 27, 2018

750°F gas-fired cabinet oven from Grieve

No. 1046 is a 750°F (399°C), gas-fired cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for baking radiator cores at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 80” W x 88” D x 18” H. 800,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating natural gas burner,...

July 27, 2018

Solar Manufacturing breaks ground on new Sellersville Facility

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. began a new chapter in its history recently with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility at the Sellersville Business Campus in Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Due to substantial growth in recent years, Solar Manufacturing expanded into...

July 27, 2018

Metalloinvest picks Tenova to upgrade melt shop

Tenova, a Techint Group company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, has been awarded a contract with Metalloinvest, a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products and a regional producer of high quality steel, for a major upgrade of the JSC...

July 27, 2018

Hemsath joins Seco/Vacuum as director of nitriding

Seco/Vacuum Technologies, LLC (Seco/Vacuum) welcomes Mark Hemsath as director of nitriding and special vacuum furnaces. Hemsath had previously held a position with Seco/Vacuum’s sister company, Seco/Warwick Corp., as manager of the thermal group from 2014 – 2017 before taking time away...

July 27, 2018

Hexagon acquires software provider SPRING Technologies

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, has announced the acquisition of SPRING Technologies, a software provider specializing in integrated solutions for optimizing the machining workflow through machine tool simulation, toolpath verification and optimization, and machine tool...

July 27, 2018

Lindberg/MPH Ships gas-fired box furnaces

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of three natural gas-fired box furnaces to a parts manufacturer for the oil and gas industry. The box furnaces will be used to develop process control requirements for heat-treating and stress relieving of underground mining/drill heads. These types of...

July 27, 2018

Manufacturer buys TITAN® Vacuum Furnace for use at overseas sister company

Zenith Cutter recently purchased a TITAN® H6 vacuum furnace with 2-bar gas quenching that will be used at its Metkraft facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This furnace features a graphite work zone measuring 36” x 48” x 36” (915 mm x 1,220 mm x 915 mm) with a...

July 13, 2018

E8500 PLUS Portable Emissions Analyzer adds chiller, SCU

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

July 13, 2018

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J. L. Becker deliver automated temper furnaces

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J. L. Becker recently shipped a pair of 36” x 48” x 36” electrically heated temper furnaces to a major drive supplier in the Southeast. The furnaces are designed to preheat workloads prior to hardening and temper workloads after hardening. Their maximum...

July 13, 2018

Can-Eng Furnaces selected for North American expansion

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

July 13, 2018