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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

Heavy Carbon Awarded Patent for Method of Carburizing

On January 10, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent number 9,540,721 to George Barbour, president of Heavy Carbon Company, for a method of carburizing, which allows a carburizing process in a furnace at high temperatures in a protective atmosphere. The primary function...

March 21, 2017

Vacuum Pump Services Corp. Appoints New President

Vacuum Pump Services Corp. (VPS), a new company established July 2016, has appointed Robert Sandora Sr. as president, effective February 2017. VPS is in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, and services general industry vacuum pumps of the Rotary vane, Piston, and Roots blower types for use with high vacuum...

March 21, 2017

Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic Manufactures a Double-Pallet Forge Furnace for a Major Aerospace Supplier

An existing Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic customer purchased its first double-pallet forge furnace. The furnace will be used for pre-heating and heat-treating rolled rings. It is capable of processing two 5.5 feet (1.68 meters) wide by 5.5 feet (1.68 meters) deep by 2.75 feet (0.838 meters) high...

March 21, 2017

Baker Furnace Moves to New Facility in California

Baker Furnace has announced the relocation of its facility to Brea, California. The new 40,000-square-foot building will allow the company to continue its commitment to excellence, quality, and craftsmanship in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of custom-built industrial ovens, furnaces,...

March 21, 2017

PWR Performance Products Installs Controlled Atmosphere Brazing at Its U.S. Racing Facility

Expanding its plant capacity, PWR Performance Products adds a Seco/Warwick Controlled Atmosphere Brazing (CAB) System to manufacturer high-performance aluminum heat exchangers. “The addition of this equipment is an important step in PWR Performance Products’s global strategy to expand...

March 21, 2017

Lindberg/MPH Ships Atmosphere Box Furnace for Research and Development

The maximum temperature rating for this furnace is 1,100°C and has a work chamber of 36" W x 48" D x 36" H making it ideal for heat treating a variety of part sizes. The atmosphere box furnace has a wide temperature range of 760°C to 1,100°C. The heat-treating furnace is...

March 21, 2017

Ipsen Shipped 25 Furnaces in Q4, Concluding a Record Year

Ipsen wrapped up a record year by shipping 25 furnaces during the last three months of 2016. With destinations in six countries and 13 states, this equipment will support the aerospace, automotive, commercial heat treating, medical, and MIM industries. Heat-treating systems ranged from a...

March 21, 2017

R&W Hartetechnik Chooses a Seco/Warwick Solution

Austrian commercial heat treater R&W Härtetechnik increases production capacities at its facility in Kindberg-Aumühl by purchasing an advanced heat processing system, 10.0 CaseMaster EvolutionTM designed by Seco/Warwick. CaseMaster Evolution is a hybrid solution, characterized by...

January 18, 2017

AFC-Holcroft Awarded Associate Member of the Year by MTI

At its October Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of heat treaters in the world, recognized AFC-Holcroft from Wixom, Michigan, with the Associate Member of the Year Award. Each year at its Fall Meeting, MTI recognizes the...

January 18, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Contracted To Build a System for Aluminum Automotive Structural Castings

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited has been contracted by a European leader in the design and development of light-weighting thin-walled automotive structural castings to design, manufacture, and commission an automated T7 heat treatment system for the processing of high-integrity aluminum...

January 18, 2017

TPS Ships Blue M Lab Oven for Prominent Cosmetics Manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Blue M lab oven to the cosmetics industry. The lab oven will be used in the customer’s aerosol lab for shelf-life testing of aerosol cans at 55°C (131°F). The maximum...

January 18, 2017

Linde Offers Safety Solution To Monitor Nitrogen Supply Levels

Linde LLC helps companies operating heat treatment furnaces improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” (NFPA 86). Heat treatment furnaces depend on...

January 18, 2017

Grieve Offers 1,400° F Inert Atmosphere Tempering Furnace

No. 1041 is a 1,400F° (760°C) inert atmosphere tempering furnace from Grieve used for heat treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48" W x 72" D x 48" H, and 120 KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by a stainless...

January 18, 2017

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
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