Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Selection of Oil Quenchants for Heat-Treating Processes

Modern quenching oils offer a wide range of capability and performance. The selection of the proper quench oil is critical for proper heat-treating operations....

An In-Depth Look at Polymer Quenchants

Quenching of various alloys to achieve mechanical properties has been an area of scientific research for many years. Using polymer quenchants has proven to...

Recent progress in three areas of induction-heating technology

This paper introduces recent research progress of induction heating technology at Baosteel, specifically the development of full coil static induction heating technology of the...

Energy and material efficiency of steel powder metallurgy

Concern about global warming motivates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing, but the environmental impact of the whole powder metallurgy production chain...

Sintering experiments under way on International Space Station

Gravity is a nonuniform stress that influences sintering densification, microstructure evolution, final properties, and dimensional uniformity. An early conjecture was that in the absence...

Filament-Wound Composites Have Specialized Curing Requirements

Filament winding is a manufacturing method for making tubular and cylindrical shapes of extreme strength and light weight. The technology involves wrapping a mandrel...

Machining graphite components

The various forms and fixtures used in vacuum furnaces and various sintering operations nearly all require graphite. Machining some of these graphite components can...

Principles of pyrometry

Regarding comprehension, on a scale of 1 to 10, AMS2750E is about a 12. Practically speaking, when an engineer, quality person, or operator picks...

The versatility of the pit furnace

Top-loading furnaces, commonly referred to as pit furnaces, have played a major role in the heating treating landscape for the last century or longer....

Reducing measurement error when making thermocouple transmitter connections

The thermocouple (TC) is a thermo-electric device used to measure temperature and nearly two-thirds of U.S. temperature measurement makes use of thermocouples. Most industrial...

Optimizing Gas Supply for Industrial Lasers

Laser cutting of metals and other materials has grown rapidly due to developments in laser power, advancements in CNC automation, and decreasing costs. The...

High-efficiency gas burners make good economic sense

Even though the price of natural gas is currently low, the investment in high-efficiency gas burners makes sense economically. This article discusses different types...

The future of kiln lining fibers

Lining iron and steel furnaces is critical to extend the life of the furnaces and to protect the purity of the metals being heat...

Selecting the correct industrial ovens for finishing applications

Finishing is defined as “completing the manufacture or decoration of a material or product by giving it an attractive surface appearance.” In industrial applications,...

The Advantages of an All-Metal Vacuum Furnace Hot Zone

For more than 70 years, the vacuum furnace has been available for metal processing requirements, and is widely accepted as the ideal equipment for...

Freezing Out the Competition

Most companies are looking for a secret that can help them keep a step ahead of the competition — a little edge to run...

Additive manufacturing and gas technology applications

As the demand for additive manufacturing (AM) products has steadily increased, so have the many enabling technologies including laser powder bed fusion, laser metal...

Plasma/ion nitriding for enhancing component properties

Thermochemical surface treatments, such as plasma/ion nitriding, are effective ways of enhancing the mechanical properties of ferrous and titanium alloy parts . Through the...

Using vanadium alloys

Vanadium is a commonly used alloying element in high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels because it improves strength and wear resistance through the precipitation...

Getting the thermal treat results you want

How aggressive quenching and other drivers lead to high performance

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