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Industry welcomes concept of new trade fair with CastForge

A meeting of interested parties in Stuttgart provided valuable ideas as Messe Stuttgart presented the concept of CastForge, the new trade fair for castings and forgings as well as their machining, to interested companies within the framework of several rounds of talks. There was good feedback from...

January 19, 2018

Conrad Kacsik delivers cost-effective control panel retrofit

The thought of replacing costly systems on industrial furnaces can be daunting. Capital expenses can easily reach into the millions, and aging equipment is often made obsolete by process changes or lack of manufacturer support. Allied Machine & Engineering (AMEC) of Dover, Ohio, a manufacturer...

January 19, 2018

Ipsen announces 2018 schedule for heat-treatment training

Ipsen will host another series of Ipsen U classes throughout 2018. Designed to teach heat-treatment fundamentals while also sharing best practices and new methods, Ipsen U is a three-day course where attendees can gain hands-on experience. Courses are available April 3-5, June 5-7, August 7-9, and...

January 19, 2018

Lindberg/MPH Ships hot stamping furnace to automotive supplier

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated three-chamber batch furnace to an automotive supplier. This multiple chamber furnace system will be used to preheat steel blanks to be used for hot stamping structural automotive components. The usage of multiple independent chambers...

January 19, 2018

500° F special cabinet oven from Grieve

No. 994 is a 500°F (260°C) special cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating the end of long parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven are a tapered 10” at front and 20” at rear wide x 20” deep x 21” high. 9KW are installed...

January 19, 2018

Gruenberg Oven reports steady growth in 2017

2017 was a strong year for Gruenberg Oven, a division of TPS, in the pharmaceutical, medical, and lab animal science industries. Gruenberg has seen a steady increase in sales to the pharmaceutical industry of pharmaceutical sterilizers and granulation dryers used for drug manufacturing....

January 19, 2018

U.S. launch for specialty cordierite ceramics

IPS Ceramics USA has announced that one of the brand-new lines being launched at Ceramics Expo 2018 (May 1-3, 2018, Cleveland, Ohio) will feature two types of cordierite ceramic. Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock. They are often used for...

January 19, 2018

Lindberg/MPH ships 1,200° C tube furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a 1,200° C single zone tube furnace to a manufacturer of electronic components. The 1,200° C tube furnace offers exceptional radial and linear temperature uniformity, process repeatability, rapid heat-up and response, and requires minimal maintenance....

January 19, 2018

Ipsen granted U.S. patent for advanced loader design

Ipsen was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,719,149 B2 for the development of a new load transport mechanism that can move a load within a multi-station heat-treating system. Chief Engineer Craig Moller, Director of Engineering and Supply Chain Kevin Woerner, and Dr. W. Hendrik Grobler — the...

January 19, 2018

Nutec Bickley acquires Olson Industries

Nutec Bickley (Monterrey, Mexico), the international leader in the design and manufacture of innovative and efficient industrial furnaces, ovens, ceramic kilns, and combustion systems, recently announced the key asset acquisition of Olson Industries (Burgettstown, PA, USA). This major move will...

January 19, 2018

Intercoat®Chemguard is a new type of corrosion protection

Permanent corrosion protection is more effective and less expensive than standard heavy-zinc galvanize. A leading coil coater and manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries has recently introduced InterCoat®ChemGuard, a new type of corrosion protection for galvanized steel. InterCoat...

January 19, 2018

Ceramaterials adds Industrial Furnace Specialties

Ceramaterials recently announced the signing of its newest representative, Industrial Furnace Specialties (IFS) providing coverage for Texas and the bordering states of Louisiana and Oklahoma. IFS is a family-owned business out of Justin, Texas, started 13 years ago by owner and founder Randy...

January 19, 2018

UPC Pro app designed as heat-treater’s reference guide

UPC Pro is a go-to app for calculations relating to alloy factor, carbon/oxygen, endo generator, nitriding, nitrogen-methanol, resistance thermometers, shim test, thermocouple conversion, and Waukee Flo-meter. The app is intended to serve as a reference in the course of a heat-treater’s daily...

January 19, 2018

Wisconsin Oven Ships Sand Core Drying Ovens To The Foundry Industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two natural gas fired Enhanced Duty Walk-In Series Ovens to the foundry industry. The batch ovens will dry sand cores used in the casting process of a variety of parts. Each of the work chamber dimensions of these sand core dryers is 10” W x 8” H x...

September 13, 2017

Automotive Corporation's Bearing Division Bolsters Production

A global automotive corporation’s American-based bearing division placed an order with Can-Eng Furnaces International for a mesh belt furnace system for heat-treating thrust races, retainer/cages, and washers. The new, CQI-9 compliant production line features built-in flexibility that allows...

September 13, 2017

E-Instruments Offers New E8500 Plus Portable Emissions Analyzer

The 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. New features: Upgraded...

September 13, 2017

ALBA To Boost Aluminum Smelter Production By 50 Percent

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is expanding its primary aluminum production capacity with the Line 6 Expansion Project. Upon the full ramp-up of Potline 6 in 2019, the company’s smelter capacity will be increased by more than 50 percent, to 1.5 million tons a year. This investment will make...

September 13, 2017

Bodycote Launches Game-Changing Powdermet® Technologies

Bodycote, a provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, introduces Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy. Bodycote has decades of experience creating complex,...

September 13, 2017

Transor Filter Expands Facility In China

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced expansion of its facility in Kunshan, China. Initially established in 2008, the expanded Kunshan facility now occupies 29,000 square feet and has grown to 23 employees. This staff includes sales,...

September 13, 2017

850°F Gas-Heated Cabinet Oven From Grieve

Grieve’s 850°F (454°C), gas-heated cabinet oven is used for curing paint on steel and aluminum test coupons at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 20” W x 20” D x 20” H. 100,000 BTU/HR are installed in a modulating gas burner,...

September 13, 2017

Esco Pipe Alignment Tool Sets Up Quickly, Easily For Welding

Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts, has introduced a new welding joint-alignment fixture that is easier to use than a welding vise to align pipe or tube for tack welding, and create high-integrity welds. The Esco Hog Tie® boiler tube weld alignment clamp consists of one side with two...

September 13, 2017

Thermal Product Solutions Ships Gruenberg Conveyor Oven To Firearms Maker

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg conveyor oven to an ammunition manufacturer. This conveyor oven will be used for annealing and stress-relieving brass castings. The maximum temperature rating of this heat treat...

September 13, 2017

Ipsen Invests $1 Million In Heat Treatment Industry With Purchase Credits

Ipsen believes that one of the most valuable things a company can do is invest in others. Ipsen is also committed to advancing the heat-treating industry with the latest innovations and updated equipment. As part of that commitment, the company is investing $1 million in the industry this...

September 13, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Cyclone Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a gas-fired cyclone box furnace to the heat-treat industry. The box furnace will be used for heat treating steel parts, and is the second Lindberg/MPH furnace that has been purchased by this customer. The work chamber of this heat treat furnace is designed to...

September 13, 2017

TPS Ships Gruenberg Truck-In Oven to a Pet-Care Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, recently shipped a truck-in oven to a pet-care company to heat-treat steel and glass. The truck-in oven dimensions are 60" x 96" x 78" and the maximum temperature rating is 260°C. The oven is designed to maintain...

July 25, 2017

Solar Atmospheres Adds a New Climate-Controlled Room

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled using a...

July 25, 2017

Grieve Offers Gas-Fired Furnace and Walk-In Oven

No. 852 is an 850°F (454°C), high-temperature walk-in oven from Grieve, used for heat treating and baking varnish at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 60" x 96" x 72"; 120 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements,...

July 25, 2017

Premier/BeaverMatic Receives Order for IQF Furnace Line

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic received an order for a complete (IQF) furnace line for a repeat BeaverMatic customer in the oil-field related industry. This order consists of a new internal quench furnace, temper furnace, spray/dunk washer, low-temperature industrial oven, 1,500 CFH...

July 25, 2017

Tenney Space Simulation System Shipped to a Logistics Company

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of environmental testing equipment, recently shipped a Tenney environmental vacuum/temperature space simulation system to a logistics company. The outer structural shell of the environmental simulator is designed to resist one atmosphere of external...

July 25, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Large Chamber Utility Box Furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated, large chamber utility box furnace to an automotive supplier. The furnace will be used for batch testing aluminum castings on a daily basis at a temperature of 500°C. The work chamber dimensions of this heat treat furnace are 24" x...

July 25, 2017

Automotive Supplier Expands Salt-Quenching Capabilities

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was recently awarded a contract to design and build a 1,500 lb/hr mesh-belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of components used in the manufacture of the client's drivetrain systems. This contract was awarded by a repeat client who...

July 25, 2017

Fastener Company Orders Mesh Belt Heat-Treatment System

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd recently was awarded a contract to design and supply a mesh belt heat-treat system with a production capacity of 4,000 lb/hr of high-quality automotive fasteners for a European-based client. The new, high-volume fastener system includes an atmosphere controlled...

July 25, 2017

GF Machining Solutions Launches New Apprenticeship Program

GF Machining Solutions in Lincolnshire launched its "learn and earn" apprenticeship program with the signing of its first official candidate during the company's Solutions Days manufacturing event. The two-day open house event was June 6-7 at its Lincolnshire, Illinois, headquarters and included...

July 25, 2017

TPS ships Tenney vacuum drying ovens to medical device manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of five Tenney Vacuum Drying Ovens to a medical device manufacturer. The chambers will be used for vacuum drying of suture material. These vacuum ovens have temperature ratings of +15° C...

July 25, 2017

Carbolite Gero Furnaces can be used for graphitization

Carbolite Gero offers a range of furnaces up to 3,000 °C that are suitable for the various requirements of graphitization. Heat treatment up to 3,000 °C under inert atmosphere induces the structural change from highly disordered or defective carbon atom structures into a perfectly...

July 25, 2017

Light-weighting automotive suspension component manufacturer expands production

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was recently awarded a contract from a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components. This project reflects a long list of recent projects involving automotive light weighting initiates where Can-Eng technologies have been...

July 25, 2017

Wisconsin Oven ships electrically heated batch core forming oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped an electrically heated batch core forming oven to a leader in the composites industry. This composite curing oven will be used for their patented process of forming honeycomb material for aircraft engines. The work chamber is 10' x 6' x 5' and the maximum...

July 25, 2017

ThermTech expands existing Ipsen atmosphere furnace line to meet increased demand

ThermTech runs its equipment 24/6, 360 days a year. As the economy continues to pick up, it needed to expand its existing Ipsen atmosphere line to keep up with increased demand. Having received strong performance from the Atlas atmosphere furnace and ancillary equipment installed in 2015, ThermTech...

July 25, 2017

Linde and Praxair sign business combination agreement

Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. recently announced the companies have entered into a definitive business combination agreement (BCA) to come together under a new holding company through an all-stock merger of equals transaction. Linde and Praxair expect the transaction to close in the second half of...

July 25, 2017

Thermcraft's chamber furnaces can be used in almost all types of thermal processing

Thermcraft manufacturers box type chamber furnaces for use in nearly all types of thermal processing and heat-treating applications. This pair of twin box furnaces will be used to process turbine parts for one of the world's leading manufacturers of power generation turbines. Each of these...

July 25, 2017

HarbisonWalker International announces CEO transition

HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., recently announced Stephen Delo will retire as chairman and chief executive officer, effective June 30, 2017. The HWI Board of Directors has elected Carol R. Jackson to be HWI's next chairwoman...

July 25, 2017

J.L. Becker IQ Furnace Line Commissioned at East Carolina Metal Treating

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, recently manufactured, shipped, and commissioned a complete IQ furnace line at the East Carolina Metal Treating (ECMT) facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The system is configured to process 36-inch-wide by 48-inch-long by 36-inch-high workloads that...

May 30, 2017

Retsch GmbH Offers Sieving and Pulverization of Metal Powders

Reusing raw materials is an important factor in powder metallurgical processes. Retsch offers a range of instruments that are suitable for sieving powders and pulverizing metal parts, both of which are reintroduced into the production process. The following examples describe the suitability of...

May 30, 2017

Conrad Kacsik Completes Control System Upgrade for Modern Industries

The engineering division of Conrad Kacsik Instrument Systems recently completed a plant-wide control system upgrade for Modern Industries, one of the largest commercial heat-treating companies in Pennsylvania. The project consisted of the replacement of the legacy controls on over 30 furnaces and...

May 30, 2017

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic Supplies Mesh Belt Brazing Furnace to Tool Supplier

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic recently supplied and installed a complete 20-inch mesh belt brazing furnace system to a major tooling supplier in the Midwest. Along with the brazing furnace, a 6000 CFH exothermic gas generator, 6000 CFH gas dryer, a water recirculation system, Marley...

May 30, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Closes on Property Purchase from Plymouth Tube

Wisconsin Oven recently announced it has closed on a property purchase from Plymouth Tube. The property is on Young Street in East Troy, Wisconsin, between two other Wisconsin Oven factories. This facility offers over 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Wisconsin Oven’s total...

May 30, 2017

Aerospace Supplier Orders Titanium Rotary Hearth Forging Furnace

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was contracted to commission a turnkey 36-foot-diameter “pancake”-style rotary hearth furnace for a leading North American-based aerospace supplier. The open hearth configuration allows for flexible loading and uniform heating. The furnace will be...

May 30, 2017

Global Automotive Supplier Invests in New AFC-Holcroft Heat-Treating Equipment

A leading global automotive supplier of systems and components has purchased a new roller hearth annealing furnace from AFC-Holcroft. The new equipment will be installed in the southeast region of the United States, where the same plant has been running production using two Holcroft-brand roller...

May 30, 2017

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully-integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement...

May 30, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Equips R. Hueter with Benchtop Oven for Heat Treating with Nitrogen

R. Hueter Co. in Beverly, Massachusetts, a northeast CNC machine shop specializing in male and female RF connector contact production, has added a Lucifer Furnaces heat-treating oven to meet its growing heat-treating needs. Model 42GT-H12 was customized as a benchtop unit. With a chamber size of...

May 30, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Tube Furnace to Prominent Laboratory Equipment Distributor

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a 1200°C tube furnace for a laboratory application. The “Mini-Mite” furnace has a wide temperature range of 500°C to 1200°C. The chamber dimensions are 1-inch-wide by 12-inch-long. The furnace includes a mild-steel hinged-shell design...

May 30, 2017

Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards Announced

The Metal Powder Industries Federation’s (MPIF) Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2017 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award that recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years. Receiving special...

May 30, 2017
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