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Solar Atmospheres adds state-of-the-art 10-bar furnace

Solar Atmospheres, Inc., in Souderton, Pennsylvania, recently installed a state-of-the-art Solar Manufacturing, Inc. 74” diameter by 72” deep horizontal internal quench vacuum furnace at its Clearview Road facility. The investment totals more than $1.8 million, including additional...

June 27, 2018

Paul Gies PE joins Diablo Furnaces as engineering manager

Diablo Furnaces has announced that Paul Gies PE has recently joined the company as engineering manager. Gies comes to Diablo with a long history in the engineering and construction fields, along with experience working for a heat-treating OEM manufacturer. With twenty years’ experience, Gies...

June 27, 2018

Tenova is founding member of European Steel Technology Platform

Tenova, together with twelve other leading industrial and research stakeholders from the wider steel value chain across Europe, will cooperate to implement solutions for and in the EU steel industry under a newly independent entity, the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) AISBL. The legal...

June 27, 2018

Simulate inductive heating and case hardening with Simufact

Simufact, an MSC software company, has announced the release of the next generation of its software solution, Simufact Forming 15, for the simulation of forming manufacturing processes. Users will now be able to simulate inductive heating processes as well as case hardening. One key new feature is...

June 27, 2018

New employment opportunities at Wisconsin Oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation experienced a year of expansion in 2017 with the opening of a new facility in East Troy, Wisconsin, that doubled the manufacturing floor space. Due to this development and their record sales, Wisconsin Oven is hiring a variety positions in the skilled trades and...

June 27, 2018

Hangzhou XZB Tech orders Tenova Bell-type annealing plant HPH®

At the beginning of this year, Tenova LOI Thermprocess, Essen/Germany, and its Chinese subsidiary, Tenova LOI Thermprocess (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., received a joint order from a leading Chinese manufacturer of cold-formed components for the automotive industry. Tenova LOI HPH® Bell-type...

June 27, 2018

Bodycote opens new specialist technologies facility in U.S.

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S³P) which increase mechanical and wear properties in stainless steel without adversely...

June 27, 2018

Lindberg/MPH ships electrically heated cyclone pit furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated cyclone pit furnace to a steel heat-treater. This is a repeat customer for Lindberg/MPH and the pit furnace will replace an existing Lindberg furnace at the buyer’s facility. The cyclone pit furnace will be used for a heat-treating...

June 27, 2018

Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to calculate the mechanical properties of a selected steel after heat-treatment. This will save customers time and money by offering a digital alternative...

June 27, 2018

Qalex reaches goals with new nitrex system

Qatar Aluminum Extrusion Company (Qalex) awarded a contract to Nitrex Metal for the supply and installation of an NX-1015 potential-controlled gas nitriding system configured for treating various sized flat and hollow dies used in the production of aluminum extruded profiles for the...

June 27, 2018

Grieve’s No. 1044 is 2000°F inert atmosphere bench furnace

No. 1044 is a 2,000°F (1,093°C), inert atmosphere bench furnace from Grieve used for heat-treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace measure 12” W x 18” D x 8” H. 6KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils supported by ceramic...

June 27, 2018

Can-Eng Furnaces selected for North American expansion

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was recently awarded a contract from an India-based conglomerate to design, manufacture, install, and commission an Aluminum Automotive Casting Heat-Treatment system for its new green field North American expansion in South Carolina. Can-Eng was chosen for...

June 27, 2018

Bilstein places order for expansion of automatic batch annealing plant

In December 2017, Bilstein, based in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, placed its third follow-up order to Tenova LOI Thermprocess in Essen for the expansion of the fully automatic batch annealing plant. This furnace plant is the only batch annealing plant in the world with fully automatic stacking of...

June 27, 2018

E Instruments introduces low NOx industrial emissions analyzer

The mission of E Instruments is to design, manufacture, and market a complete range of innovative instrumentation solutions encompassing portable emissions and combustion analyzers, and indoor air monitors especially designed for the industrial, HVAC, commercial, and institutional markets...

June 27, 2018

Ohio Valley Aluminum buys traveling log homogenizing system

Ohio Valley Aluminum Company’s continuous improvement efforts at its facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky, continue with the purchase of an innovative Seco/Warwick solution to process aluminum billet and logs in a lean manufacturing environment. The traveling aluminum log homogenizing...

June 27, 2018

Midwest Thermal-Vac expands capacity with TITAN® furnace

Nationally recognized commercial heat-treater and repeat Ipsen customer  Midwest Thermal-Vac (MTV) recently purchased a TITAN® vacuum furnace with 12-bar gas quenching. This furnace features a diffusion pump for high-vacuum levels and an all-metal hot zone to ensure part cleanliness...

June 27, 2018

Bodycote enters into 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, announces that it has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. The contract is expected to be worth over 160 million pounds in incremental revenues over the...

June 27, 2018

Ipsen USA ships 10 furnaces in solid first quarter

Ipsen recently shipped 10 furnaces to companies in California, Georgia, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin, and also to one location in Asia. This equipment will be used to process parts for companies in the aerospace, commercial heat treating, and medical industries. The shipments...

June 18, 2018

Orchid Memphis improves vacuum furnaces with new controls

Medical implants manufacturer Orchid Memphis has modernized three vacuum furnaces in Memphis, Tennessee, with process control upgrades from United Process Controls (UPC). Orchid Memphis was contending with underperforming controls that were compromising furnace efficacy, productivity, and uptime....

June 18, 2018

ThermTech redesign helps solve hiring challenges

ThermTech Heat Treating Specialists launched a new reorganized and redesigned website as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver the best services for its customers.  ThermTech provides heat-treating services for a variety of American market segments such as tooling, defense, oil and gas,...

June 18, 2018

Thermal Processing in Motion conference begins June 5 in South Carolina

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about the latest innovation and research in thermal processing and its critical role for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft, rail, and automotive transportation. Thermal Processing in Motion (Including the 4th International Conference on...

June 1, 2018

POWDER COATING 2019 heads to Orlando

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has announced the POWDER COATING 2019 Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be April 1-4, 2019, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. The four-day event will kick off with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop on April...

May 8, 2018

Groundbreaking starts at Premier/BeaverMatic

Premier Furnace/BeaverMatic announces the start of construction of an expansion at their plant 1 facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The expansion will provide space for a state-of-the-art testing and training facility, additional manufacturing capabilities, as well as increased office...

May 8, 2018

Wisconsin Oven ships horizontal quench system

Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of an electrically heated horizontal quench system to an aluminum casting company. The horizontal quench system will be used for solution treating aluminum castings for the aerospace and automotive industries. The solution treating furnace is...

May 8, 2018

RAAL orders third Seco/Warwick CAB line

RAAL S.C., a manufacturer of automotive parts, has ordered Seco/Warwick’s continuous controlled atmosphere brazing line for battery coolers for their maximum life and optimum performance. This is the third such line from Seco/Warwick with which RAAL decided to equip its facility within the...

April 9, 2018

Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to calculate the mechanical properties of a selected steel after heat-treatment. This will save customers time and money by offering a digital alternative...

April 9, 2018

Longtime Grieve president Pat Calabrese dies

The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest, Illinois, at the age of 90. Pat was the president of Grieve, a world leader in industrial ovens and furnaces, from 1958 until his...

April 9, 2018

Premier/BeaverMatic manufactures, installs another IQF furnace line

A major manufacturer and supplier for oilfield logistics services has expanded to a new facility located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Premier/BeaverMatic will provide heat-treating equipment for the many high-quality parts and components necessary. This company is expanding its...

April 3, 2018

25 Years of MVD treatment on thermowells

Thermocouple Technology in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, is celebrating 25 years of the product MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment for thermowells, protection tubes, and other critical components.   The product is a MVD Tungsten Carbide Treatment that is used to create a stronger, longer-lasting...

March 16, 2018

Wisconsin Oven ships quench system to aluminum supplier

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two electrically heated standard horizontal quench systems to an aluminum manufacturer. The systems are designed for the solution treatment of aluminum. Each of the horizontal quench systems are designed to heat 1,000 pounds of aluminum to a 950°F operating...

March 16, 2018

350°F electrically heated cabinet oven from Grieve

Grieve Corporation oven No. 890 is a 350°F (177°C), electrically heated cabinet oven, currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility. Grieve oven No. 890 is currently used for heating tubular aluminum parts at the customer’s facility....

March 16, 2018

Ipsen builds custom furnace that quenches with 1,000 HP

Ipsen recently designed and built a vertical, high-pressure quenching furnace, complete with twin cooling systems and a work volume of 350 cubic feet. During the testing phase, the furnace quenched with 1,000 horsepower (0.75 megawatts) – a remarkable achievement that began as an idea just...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Vacuum is defense industry technology provider

Seco/Vacuum Technologies (SVT), a Seco/Warwick Group company, has secured orders for two vacuum brazing furnace systems from two separate North American defense contractors. The solutions, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018, are SVT’s signature Vector® advanced...

March 16, 2018

Solar Atmospheres of California facility expansion complete

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent facility expansion. The new expansion allows SCA to double its current heat-treating capacity on the West coast while continually striving to meet the needs of an ever-growing customer base. Project...

March 16, 2018

Bodycote Swedish site earns Nadcap HIP accreditation

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce that its Surahammar, Sweden, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location has earned its Nadcap accreditation. The Surahammar site has been producing Powdermet® Near Net...

March 16, 2018

Seco/Warwick goes with Microsoft cloud

Seco/Warwick, a global leader in metal heat-processing solutions, goes digital with the cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations system. The management chose to implement Microsoft’s solution to provide the best security and efficiency for the enterprise. In constant...

March 16, 2018

Continued year-over-year growth for Lindberg/MPH in 2017

Lindberg/MPH has experienced steady growth year after year, and 2017 was no exception. At the beginning of the year, Lindberg/MPH invested in the future by purchasing an Emrak Press Brake and Hydraulic Swing Beam Shear to maximize their production capabilities. These equipment investments were key...

March 16, 2018

Ipsen USA finishes fourth quarter of 2017 strong

With a strong fourth-quarter finish, Ipsen USA continues to provide heat-treating solutions to customers worldwide. Recently, 15 furnaces shipped to eight states in the United States, as well as Asia and Europe, to support customers in additive manufacturing, aerospace, commercial heat treating,...

March 16, 2018

New year, new services added to Solar Atmospheres

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has expanded its wings by adding another type of mechanical testing to its repertoire: tensile testing. Tensile tests are essential in determining and understanding the ultimate strengths of materials. Currently, many aerospace specifications demand at least one...

March 16, 2018

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business

GKN plc has confirmed that it will look to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprising GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes, within the next 12-18 months as part of its new business strategy to transform the company, including the sale of non-core segments. The new strategy announcement comes in...

March 8, 2018

New apps for E1500 portable emissions analyzer

The E1500 hand-held combustion emissions analyzer by E Instruments International is a new, rugged unit with the ability to measure CO & O2 from high efficiency and condensing boilers, burners, engines, turbines, kilns, furnaces, incinerators and other industrial combustion...

March 8, 2018

Mazak to showcase Hybrid Multi-Tasking at RAPID + TCT

Mazak will present the company’s HYBRID approach to additive manufacturing at this year’s RAPID + TCT Conference and Expo April 23–26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At the event, in booth 2004, Mazak engineers will demonstrate how the Mazak...

March 8, 2018

IHEA Events

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association recently announced several events. They include: Powder Coating and Curing Seminar, February 20 and 21: Alabama Power in Calera, Alabama. This seminar is presented by the Chemical Coaters Association and the IHEA IRED Division. IHEA Annual Meeting,...

February 12, 2018

Upcoming IHEA events

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association recently announced several events. They include: Powder Coating and Curing Seminar, February 20 and 21: Alabama Power in Calera, Alabama. This seminar is presented by the Chemical Coaters Association and the IHEA IRED Division. IHEA Annual Meeting,...

January 29, 2018

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
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