Friday, December 6, 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....

Single-piece flow case hardening can be worked into in-line manufacturing

Case hardening by carburizing is the most common heat treatment in mass production, which relies on atmosphere or vacuum carburizing followed by oil or...

Case Hardening Basics: Nitrocarburizing vs. Carbonitriding

Confusion surrounding the case-hardening techniques of nitrocarburizing and carbonitriding prove the point that it's easy to get lost in the nomenclature behind heat-treating processes. That...

Case Study: Conrad Kacsik and Modern Industries

Modern Industries, one of the largest heat-treating facilities in Pennsylvania, has seen its share of equipment come and go since its beginning 71 years...

Company Profile: Lindberg/MPH

Lindberg/MPH has been around for over 100 years. During that century, it has changed hands and names, but since it became part of Thermal...

Elemental Analysis of Metal Powders and Metal Parts Produced by Additive Manufacturing

An integral part of industrial product development is the manufacture of prototypes and initial samples, regardless of whether the product is a simple screw...

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...

Vacuum Diffusion Pumps

Vacuum diffusion pumps come in a variety of sizes and are capable of producing high vacuum in a range from 10-2 to 10-10 torr....

Induction Heat Treating: How to Shorten the Time to Production

In an increasingly competitive world, it is good to pause and ask: How can we do our work faster, better, and use fewer resources?...

Ensuring Effective Furnace Lining Efficiency

Refractory engineers remain under constant pressure to increase the performance of furnaces, incinerators, and reactors to maximize energy efficiency. Although there are many materials...

Wisconsin Oven Corporation

Most ordinary people may never realize the impact Wisconsin Oven has on every aspect of their daily lives. But from the time they pull themselves...

Computerized Design of Straight Bevel Gears with Optimized Profiles for Forging, Molding, or 3D...

Straight-tooth bevel gears are the simplest type of bevel gears that can be used for power transmission between intersecting shafts. They are commonly referred...

Gas Nitriding of Titanium

Interest in solution gas nitriding and diffusion of nitrogen into the surface of titanium alloys as a means to inhibit adhesive wear (galling) while...

Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application

An infrared thermometer measures temperature by detecting the infrared energy emitted by all materials at temperatures above absolute zero, (zero degrees Kelvin). The most...

Effects of the Composition of Ca-Rich Inclusions on Tool Wear Mechanisms During the Hard-Turning...

This study describes the influence of the steel characteristics of Ca-treated carburizing steel grades during hard part turning of synchronizing rings in gearbox production....

Buying a New Lab or Industrial Furnace

When the time comes to purchase a new lab or industrial furnace, there are several points that need to be considered before going out...

Efficient Gas Heating of Industrial Furnaces

There are various types of high-efficiency gas burners and radiant tubes currently on the market, and economic tools can be used to assess investments...

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...

Understanding the Cooling Curve Test

When a hot component comes in contact with the liquid quenchant, there are normally three stages of quenching. There are exceptions to this, which...

Premier Furnace Specialists Inc./BeaverMatic

Premier Furnace’s owner and president, Donald Selmi, founded the company in 1999 and first opened its doors for business in 2000. Selmi established Premier...
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