Thursday, October 17, 2019

Extending Performance

Metal gears and precision components of all types are in growing demand for robotics, particularly in industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and machinery....

Benefits of graphite and C/C fixturing

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

Residual Stress Distribution in an Induction Hardened Gear

A vast majority of steel gears are heat treated in order to obtain the desirable properties of a final product such as a high...

Contour Hardening Bevel, Hypoid, and Pinion Gears

Traditional gear heat treatment involves gas carburizing in batch or continuous furnaces for an extended time, and then oil quenching. The gears are typically...

Improving audit performance

To add value to the aerospace suppliers who participate in Nadcap, there is an ongoing effort to do more to assist them in successfully...

Deep Cryogenic Treatment

What is deep cryogenic treatment? Deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) of steels and other materials is a distinct process that uses the application of extreme...

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...

Ion Nitriding of Ferrous and Titanium Alloys for Gear Applications

Thermochemical surface engineering is effective in improving the performance of various gears made of ferrous alloys . The cost of machining typical gears during...

Case Study: Busch LLC and Vakuum-Harterei Petter GmbH

Vakuum-Härterei Petter GmbH (VHP) based in Quickborn, Germany, is a contract hardening facility that specializes in high-quality heat treatment under vacuum. The company has...

Intelligent Gas Carburizing with Super IQ ™

Atmosphere furnace or vacuum furnace, which to use? In carburizing, for instance, the workhorse furnace is the atmosphere gas carburizing furnace with integral oil...

Recent Inventions and Innovations in Induction Hardening of Gears and Gear-like Components

This paper focuses on recent inventions and innovations (from the past four-six years) in induction hardening of gears and gear-like components, including, but not...

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...

Case Study: Company: Phoenix Contact/Customer: Ipsen

Ipsen supports its equipment across the globe using the mGuard VPN router from Phoenix Contact, which allows secure remote access via the Internet. Ipsen designs...

Optimizing Case-Depth Uniformity in the Vacuum Carburizing Process

Over the past few decades, the vacuum carburizing process has been proven to produce superior part quality. In addition, the use of vacuum technology...

CASE STUDY: Company: Praxair Distribution, Inc. Customer: ALD Thermal Treatment, Inc.

In the past several years, heat treating companies have experienced a significant supply disruption in generated acetylene. Additionally, generated acetylene may not offer the...

Austempering: An Old Process with New Potential for Gears

The Austemper heat treat process was first developed in the 1930’s. Its application was initially limited to low volume, relatively small steel components. This has...

Inductive Spin Hardening of Gears: A Survey of Key Features and Benefits

A large part of the misunderstanding of induction hardening seems to stem from an incomplete grasp of the basic induction heating process. This is...

Selecting Industrial Vacuum Pumps

An analytical guide to the down-select process.

Customized, modern process control system saves time, money

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 older hardware.

Hardening of Powder Metallurgy Parts 101

Powder metallurgy (PM) is unique in that one has the ability to create a process system (alloy, process steps, and secondary operations) specific to...
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