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Ipsen U Offers Training for Multiple Levels of Expertise

For those who want to learn about new thermal processing methods and industry innovations, Ipsen U classes have a long-standing tradition of teaching best practices and helping improve the performance and life span of your equipment. Ipsen begins 2017 by hosting another series of Ipsen U classes...

January 18, 2017

MICO Generators from Eldec Offer Full Hardness and Short Processes for the Tool and Mold-Making Industry

Complex molds at Werkzeugbau Laichingen: The active parts are hardened with Eldec technologies Tool and mold-making professionals routinely face many challenges unique to their industry. In order to ensure the stability of the tools produced, hard grades of steel are required; however,...

January 18, 2017

SGL Group Introduces New Silicon Carbide Ceramics

SGL Group – The Carbon Company – introduces two new silicon carbide materials, Sigrasic® Performance and Carboprint® Si. In industrial heat treatment applications, Sigrasic® Performance is used for charging elements and systems. The carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide...

January 18, 2017

IBC Manufacturing Facility Achieves Re-Certification of ISO 9001:2008/AS9100:2009

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (IBC), a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, recently announced that it has achieved a re-certification of its ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C standards for quality management systems at its Wilmington, Massachusetts, facility, where it produces...

January 18, 2017

Omega Engineering Announces Relocation of World Headquarters

Fifty years ago, Omega Engineering, Inc. was a small privately held company that was woman-owned and operated. Today, it’s a leading global manufacturer and supplier of process measurement and control products, operating out of brand-new world headquarters. The move to the high-tech facility...

January 18, 2017

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Receives Accreditation for New Lab

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Inc. recently announced that the company has successfully completed the additional scope accreditation to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories,” for the new laboratory...

September 19, 2016

GKN Sinter Metals Wins Award at Powdermet 2016

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based GKN Sinter Metals recently won the grand prize in the automotive and transmission category at the Powdermet 2016 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. The award was given for five components — a side gear, two pinion gears, a...

September 19, 2016

Solar Manufacturing and Graphite Machining Develop a New Material

Graphite Machining, Inc. (GMI) in Topton, Pennsylvania, and Solar Manufacturing in Souderton, Pennsylvania, have been cooperating for the past year on the development and testing of a new graphite board material and its application for vacuum furnace hot zones. This new graphite board material has...

September 19, 2016

Ipsen Ships a Custom-Built Global Vertical Heat-Treating System to the West Coast

Ipsen recently shipped a Global Vertical (GV) vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to a commercial heat treater on the West Coast. The GV heat-treating system is from Ipsen’s TurboTreater® line, which allows customers to order vacuum furnaces specific to their needs. This custom-built...

September 19, 2016

Ajax Tocco Announces New General Manager of Aftermarket Sales

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic introduces Joe Hawkins as general manager of aftermarket sales. Hawkins brings over 20 years of induction melting and heating expertise to the company. His entire career evolved within the metals industry, beginning with Lectrotherm Inc. in 1991. Hawkins most recently served...

September 19, 2016

Houghton International Launches Advanced Fluid Monitor and Control Systems

Houghton International, a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, has launched two new fluid equipment solutions that provide manufacturers with significantly greater control of fluid quality and concentration. The Houghton Greenlight™ Continuous Concentration Monitor and the...

September 19, 2016

5ME Demonstrates Cryogenic Machining Technology at IMTS

5ME® will showcase its cryogenic technology and production management software with high-profile partners at IMTS on September 12-17, joining forces with Mazak, Okuma, FFG MAG, Star SU, Fullerton Tool, Hydromat, Sunnen, Bosch Rexroth, and NUM to demonstrate the cost-saving and production...

September 19, 2016

FabTech 2016 Offers Education Programming with Industry-Leading Speakers

FabTech 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, has scheduled a comprehensive education program of notable speakers to present on a variety of topics at the forefront of the...

September 19, 2016

CAN-ENG Furnaces Contracted to Manufacture a Rotary Furnace for Weber Metals

CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited has been contracted to design, manufacture, and commission a rotary furnace system for the heating and hot working of titanium and alloy billets and pre-formed shapes for Weber Metals Inc. of Paramount, California, Long Beach facility. Weber Metals is a...

September 19, 2016

Roger Jones Nominated to ASM Board of Trustees

Roger Jones, corporate president of Solar Atmospheres, was nominated as a trustee on the ASM International Board of Trustees effective October 2016. The board of ASM, the Materials Information Society, is comprised of four officers and nine trustees. Three new trustees are elected by the membership...

September 19, 2016

Bodycote Opens New Heat Treatment Facility in South Carolina

Ron Adams (center), sales director, Aerospace, Defense & Energy (HT) – East Region, meets with the South Carolina Department of Commerce delegation, including Deputy Secretary of Commerce Jennifer Noel and Director of the South Carolina Europe office Andre’ LeBlanc, at the 2016...

September 19, 2016

Grieve 2000°F Gas-Fired, Heavy-Duty Furnace

No. 1042 is a 2000°F (1093°C) gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently being used for heat treating at its customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 30" W x 60" D x 30" H.  Also, 750,000 BTU/HR are installed in four modulating...

September 19, 2016

Ipsen Offers App and Demonstration of Predictive Maintenance Software at FNA 2016

Ipsen will provide an in-depth look at its latest technologies and advancements during Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016. From cutting-edge predictive maintenance capabilities to advanced vacuum and atmosphere heat-treating systems, Ipsen will highlight real-life customer experiences and...

September 8, 2016

New Grip Smart System for Hot Workpieces by Wickert

Wickert Hydraulic Presses is a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated high-tolerance parts, such as the carburization of gears or parts requiring forming and hardening. Wickert’s 110 years of in-depth knowledge of the process has led it to develop a new and...

April 20, 2016

Heat Treat Expansion Complete at McInnes Rolled Rings

McInnes Rolled Rings recently completed an $8 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion to its current manufacturing facility. The addition expands its present heat treat size capabilities by providing the ability to quench and temper forgings up to 144 inches in diameter. With separate high agitation...

April 20, 2016

Thermex Metal Treating Expands Plant Capacity with Seco/Warwick’s ZeroFlow Technology

Thermex Metal Treating is expanding capacity at its facility in Canada with the purchase of a gas nitrider with vertical pit-style loading and Seco/Warwick’s proprietary ZeroFlow™ control technology and ferritic nitrocarburizing capability. Thermex offers a wide range of ferrous metal...

April 20, 2016

Grieve’s 2000°F Inert Atmosphere, Heavy-Duty Furnace Used for Turbine Components

No. 1039 is a 2000°F (1093°C) inert atmosphere, heavy-duty furnace from Grieve that is currently being used for heat treating turbine components at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 36" w x 60" d x 36" h. Also, 73 kW are installed in...

April 20, 2016

Heat-Absorbing Compound Blocks Heat Transfer Through Metal

Alvin Products of Everett, Massachusetts, recently released its heat-absorbing compound that protects metal from heat damage and prevents heat from traveling through the metal surface and potentially damaging or discoloring parts. Alvin® Heat-Block is a compound formulated to eliminate and...

April 20, 2016

Jeff Opitz Joins CeraMaterials

CeraMaterials recently announced that Jeff Opitz has joined CeraMaterials as its technical sales specialist in the Port Jervis, New York, headquarters facility. Opitz has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in economics and communications with 10 years of sales and marketing experience. Opitz...

April 20, 2016

Timken Names Roellgen, Ruel, and Connors to Executive Sales and Marketing Roles

The Timken Company, a global leader in tapered roller bearings, has named Andreas Roellgen and Brian J. Ruel to the positions of vice president of sales. Ruel leads the company’s selling team across the Americas, and Roellgen will oversee the Timken sales organization for the rest of the...

April 20, 2016

EFD Induction Awarded Orders for Induction Scanners To Harden Sun Gears and Output Shafts

 EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers. The orders involve EFD Induction HardLine-type induction scanning systems for the hardening of sun gears and output shafts. Each system comprises an induction scanner, a power source, and various...

September 18, 2015

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

Over the past year, Solar Atmospheres has developed a brand-new website focused on better demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, gas nitriding, annealing, sintering, and many other areas. With the changes in technology and...

September 18, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Heat Treat Doctor Publishes Second Volume on Atmosphere Heat Treatment

Dan Herring’s latest book, Atmosphere Heat Treatment, Volume II, focuses on furnace atmospheres, quenching practices, testing, safety, conservation, maintenance, and specification compliance. Together with Volume I (2014) that emphasized fundamental principles, materials, metallurgy,...

September 18, 2015

Industry Veteran Appointed Senior Vice President of Houghton and President of Global Metals

Houghton International Inc., a global leader in metalworking fluids and services, announced the appointment of Marcello Boldrini as senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals. In this newly created position, he will assume the global leadership of Houghton...

September 18, 2015

Solar Atmospheres Renews Sikorsky Aircraft Approval

Solar Atmospheres, Inc. announced that it has renewed an approved supplier status with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation with a 2-year certification.  Solar is approved to provide heat treatment of titanium, and carburizing grade materials and aircraft grade steels in accordance with various AMS...

April 15, 2015

Carbolite Gero Representation in North America

The recent merger of Carbolite GmbH, the German sales organization of the British company Carbolite Ltd., and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH into Carbolite Gero GmbH & Co. KG has given rise to the availability of the Gero high temperature and vacuum furnace systems to North America for the...

April 15, 2015

Ajax TOCCO Supplies Induction Heater for FBE Coating System at L.B. Foster

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic recently shipped a 4,500 kW, 12 pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, AL. The installation of this advanced equipment marks a key development in L.B. Foster’s capacity expansion plans. The...

April 15, 2015

SECO/WARWICK Allied Pvt. Ltd. has installed single chamber vacuum hardening furnace with high pressure gas quenching facility for Jyoti Heat Treat Industries

The Vector™line furnace with high-pressure gas quench facility is ideally suitable for Vacuum Hardening in an oxygen free environment. Heating can be performed in vacuum as well as under convection with partial pressure. Quench pressure can be adjusted from 1.5 bar to a maximum of 10 bar. The...

April 15, 2015

Ipsen Kicks Off 2015 With Comprehensive Heat Treatment Course

Ipsen recently held their first Ipsen U class of 2015 in Cherry Valley, Illinois, allowing attendees to start the year with a broad overview of furnace equipment, processes, maintenance and more. Ipsen’s three-day-course provides attendees with a hands-on approach to learning while receiving...

April 15, 2015

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Special Vertical Airflow Cabinet Oven from Grieve

No. 814 is a 500ºF (260ºC), electrically-heated cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for various plastic and metal part heat treating operations at the customer’s facility.  Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 22” W x 21” D x 85” H.  18 kW are...

April 15, 2015

Mark Saline Joins Sinterite / C.I. Hayes as General Manager

Gasbarre Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Saline as General Manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes. Mark is an accomplished manager with nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He has worked with all aspects of the manufacturing...

April 15, 2015

U. S. Steel Announces Construction of EAF And Tubular Products Coupling Facility in Alabama

United States Steel Corporation announced two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million.  The first capital project is the construction of a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala., located in...

April 15, 2015

ASM International Convenes Discussion to Advance the Goals of the Materials Genome Initiative

A workshop report released by ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio through its Computational Materials Data Network outlined actions that professional societies can take to convene the materials community to drive the development of a materials data infrastructure aimed at transforming the way...

April 15, 2015

Cypress and Spansion complete $5 billion merger

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, Calif., and Spansion Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., have closed the merger of the two companies in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. The newly combined company delivers microcontrollers and specialized memories for embedded...

April 15, 2015

Tenaxol to Show Polymer Quenchants at FNA 2014

Leading supplier of quenchants to commercial and captive heat treaters will also display assortment of Chemtool lubricants and greases for the industry Pioneers in the development of polymer quenchants back in the 1960’s, Tenaxol, part of the Chemtool family of companies in Rockton, Illinois,...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ASM Handbook Volume 4C: Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

The all new ASMI Handbook gives design, manufacturing,j and material engineers a practical and comprehensive reference on the technologies and applications of induction heating and heat treatment. This book provides practitioners, students, engineers, and scientists the knowledge to more clearly...

September 17, 2014

Fred Specht Appointed National Sales Manager for Interpower Induction

Gary Gariglio, President & founder of Interpower Induction, are pleased to announce the appointment of Fred R. Specht as National Sales Manager - Heat Treating Products. Interpower Induction is the fastest growing company in the induction heating industry. Headquartered in Almont, MI,...

September 17, 2014

Ipsen U Graduates: Filling the Gap between Knowledge and Direct Application

Ipsen bids adieu to our June class of Ipsen U graduates and wishes them all the best in their future heat-treatment and furnace applications. However, it’s back to the books in August with another Ipsen U course that is almost at capacity. Our October session, which is the last Ipsen U class...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Castolin Eutectic Releases Two New

Recently developed by our R&D Labs and manufactured in our Dublin plant (Ireland), the two new maraging steel electrodes, EutecTrode® XHD 6860 and 6855XHD, present unique formulations, with no equivalent on the market today. Maraging steels (derived from “Martensitic” and...

September 17, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CAS DataLoggers Present Temperature Modelling Solution

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the oven temperature monitoring solution for a manufacturer who needed to monitor their through process. This involved large batches of metal alloys exposed to high temperatures in a long curing process. The customer’s large production runs were cured in...

September 17, 2014

Solar Manufacturing "Mentor" Furnace Well Received By Vacuum Furnace Market

Approximately one year ago, William R. Jones, CEO of the Solar Group of Companies, decided to donate a small horizontal vacuum furnace for use as a teaching tool in the ASM International training facility in Materials Park, Ohio. This furnace was given the name “The Mentor” as it would...

September 17, 2014

Solar Manufacturing Delivers Custom Furnace to Coatings Company

Solar Manufacturing recently delivered and successfully started-up a uniquely designed vacuum furnace required by a major specialized coating services company.  Working with the customer on specific concerns of their cobalt and nickel based coating processes, Solar Manufacturing engineers...

April 15, 2014

A Full Spectrum Of Metal Analysis Techniques

The Chemical Analysis department of Keighley Labs offers an independent, bespoke service to aerospace manufacturers, the energy sector, rail industry, foundries, plating companies, galvanisers, component importers and general engineers, providing a fast turnaround and precise material verification....

April 15, 2014

Sinterite Renews ISO/IEC Accreditation

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is proud to announce the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation, allowing the furnace maker to perform certified calibrations for furnace users, which is required by many of the Group’s customers.The accreditation is with the Laboratory...

April 15, 2014

Ipsen Congratulates February Grads of Ipsen U

The first Ipsen U class of the year, held in February, was a huge success for attendees. Sixteen attendees completed the course, including individuals who traveled from all over the globe to glean information from Ipsen’s experts. Students came from all over the world!During the class,...

April 15, 2014

New Hot Box Thermal Barrier TS08 for Temperature Profiling

Temperature profiling systems are typically used to measure product temperature throughout the brazing cycle and consist of thermocouples attached to the aluminum product, conveying temperature information to a data logger, which travel together with the product, through the furnace to produce the...

April 15, 2014

Davron Continuous Conveyor Oven Cuts Labor Cost and Energy Comsumption

Davron Technologies, Inc. designed and manufactured the DTI-775, a gas-fired continuous conveyor oven, to cure disc brake pads for an automotive Tier 1 supplier. Previously, the customer cured the product using a batch process in which parts were staged, loaded onto carts, and transported to batch...

April 15, 2014
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