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Nitriding Process Temperature Trending Using a Data Logger

Last November, CAS DataLoggers supplied the industrial data logging solution to Northeast Coating Technologies in Kennebunk, Maine. NCT is a surface treatment company specializing in Salt Bath Nitriding Melonite QPQ among other processes to produce high-durability metal components including piston...

April 15, 2014

Ipsen Exhibits at 19th Annual MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition

Ipsen appeared at booth #2501/2503 near the entrance of the pavilion. Their representatives were on hand at this three-day event to feature their vacuum brazing equipment, which can perform a variety of heat treatment processes to meet customers’ needs. Vacuum brazing, carried out in the...

April 15, 2014

Bill Euliano Named Aftermarket Director for North America at SECO/WARWICK Corp.

In this role, Mr. Euliano is responsible for all aftermarket services including technical rebuilds and upgrades, renewal parts and field service.  He joined SECO/WARWICK in 2011 as Operations Manager. Mr. Euliano has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gannon University,...

April 15, 2014

Ben Crawford Joins J.L. Becker Company as Sales Manager

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Crawford for the position of Sales Manager. Prior to working for J.L. Becker, Ben has served in management roles for companies providing commercial heat-treating and brazing solutions to a diverse customer base,...

April 15, 2014

UTTIS Industries SRL and NOXMAT GmbH Form a New Partnership

The two companies would like to announce that UTTIs, a furnace manufacturer from Romania and NOXMAT, a leading manufacturer of industrial gas burners from Germany have formed a strategic partnership. UTTIS will take over the Sales and Service activities for NOXMAT industrial gas burners in the...

April 15, 2014

SONA BLW Precision Forge Invests in AFC-Holcroft Batch Furnace Line

SONA BLW Precision Forge, located in Selma, North Carolina, USA, has purchased a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace and support equipment for their existing heat treating facility. SONA set out to find equipment that met their needs for flexible production and high quality, and...

April 15, 2014

Successful Start-Up Of Two 350t Hot-Dip Galvanizing Pots For Automotive Line At European Steel Strip Producer

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic successfully started up the Phase Two galvanizing equipment for an automotive line at a major steel producer in Europe. The line is now able to produce galvanized strip with two types of coating alloy.In 2009 Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic supplied and commissioned the Phase One of...

April 15, 2014

Sulzer Sells Coatings Unit for $949 Million

Swiss machinery manufacturer Sulzer (SUN.S) agreed to sell its coatings unit Metco to peer Oerlikon (OERL.S) for around 850 million Swiss francs ($949 million) in cash, as it seeks to focus on it three main businesses. The deal is based on a enterprise value - equity plus debt -of 1 billion Swiss...

April 15, 2014

Bodycote Reports Six-Month Revenues Rose by 5%

Bodycote plc, UK, reports that revenues in the six months to June 30 rose 5% from $464 million to $488 million.  However, revenues would have fallen had it not been for the contribution of businesses it bought, which added 7% to sales. One such business was the mid-October deal for...

September 10, 2013

New Process Metallurgist/Laboratory Supervisor at Inductoheat, Inc.

Inductoheat, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. Mr. Tarpinian is a graduate of Schoolcraft College where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Metallurgy and Welding Technology. He most recently...

September 10, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Donates Heat Treating Vacuum Furnace to ASM International

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa. has designed and built a lab-size, horizontal, internal quenching furnace that it donated to ASM International for its Teaching Lab. Named “The Mentor,” this $250,000 gift was made by Solar in commemoration of ASM International’s 100th...

September 10, 2013

Ambrell Sells an EKOHEAT for Shrink Fitting Application

Ambrell, a leading manufacturer of induction heating systems, has sold an EKOHEAT 10 kW/100 kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer for a shrink fitting application. The manufacturer will use the EKOHEAT to preheat gears so they expand to enable a shaft to be...

September 10, 2013

Latest Contracts, Commissioning of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A.

This year, the Atmosphere Furnaces business segment of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. commissioned a roller hearth furnace processing line for the heat treatment of ARLHE-T-700 type bearing rings. The technological installation will operate at the company Harkovskij Podshipnikovyj Zavod (HARP), PAO. It...

September 10, 2013

Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing System for Automotive Ring Gears

Nitrex Metal, Inc. has completed the installation of a new nitriding/nitrocarburizing system at Korean heat treater Dongwoo HST Ltd. The system is used primarily for processing Hyundai ring gears and includes three Nitreg®-based nitriding technologies for a number of steel types with process...

September 10, 2013

Cut Down on Errors and Costs with CAS dataTaker Systems

Manual measurements are notoriously error-prone. Technicians need highly accurate data in any manufacturing process, especially temperature monitoring in heat treatment ovens. As a recent example, CAS DataLoggers has converted a manufacturer’s manual data collection process over to...

September 10, 2013

Alcoa and RUSNANO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Produce Aluminum Drill Pipe with Antiwear Coating

Alcoa and OJSC RUSNANO will produce technologically advanced oil and gas aluminum drill pipe finished with a life-extending antiwear coating under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the companies today. With the help of the Alcoa Technical Center, the parties intend to pursue the...

September 10, 2013

Miba Sinter Investing $7 Million to Expand Auto Parts Plant in Ohio

Miba Sinter USA LLC, McConnelsville, Ohio, has invested $7 million to double the size of its sintering plant by February 2014. A division of the Miba Group, Miba Sinter offers upper end, highly technical, sintered solutions for the automotive industry. It produces complex parts by means of its...

September 10, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 550°F Floor-Level Cabinet Oven From Grieve

No. 1030 is a 550ºF floor-level electric cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating large gears at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48” W x 48” D x 60” H. 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the...

September 10, 2013

Ipsen to Present Papers and Showcase New Technologies at ASM Heat Treat 2013

Ipsen USA will present two papers at the 27th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition,  “Redefining Quenching Technology” and “Bright Tempering: Achieving High-Quality Appearance during Tempering.” The Ipsen booth (#1529) will feature several technologies...

September 10, 2013

Praxair to Increase Capacity at its Kirtland Plant to 300 Tons per Day of Liquid Nitrogen

Praxair Inc. has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, N.M., to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin, which includes southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The new plant, along with an additional liquefier expansion to be completed later this...

September 10, 2013

Solar Manufacturing Redesigns and Rebuilds Abar/Ipsen VFC 72"x72" Vertical Vacuum Furnace

Recently, an Abar/Ipsen vertical bottom-loading vacuum furnace, located in NE Ohio, suffered major damage due to a quench fan failure. One of the fan blades dislodged during a cooling operation and pierced the water-cooled heat exchanger that surrounds the fan wheel assembly. This resulted in the...

September 10, 2013

Wisconsin Oven opens 30,000 Square Foot Facility in Waukesha

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has opened another plant in Waukesh, Wis.  The 30,000-square-foot  existing facility will increase the capacity of the industrial oven manufacturer’s existing four plants in East Troy. The expansion will help Wisconsin Oven continue to design and manufacture a...

September 10, 2013

Alfe Helps Design and Heat-Treat Chassis and Suspension for Solar-Powered Car

Alfe Heat Treating, sponsor of the University of Texas Austin’s Solar Power Team, helped design and build the TexSun, a vehicle with an aluminum sub-frame and chassis. The 35-pound design is much lighter than the previous model’s 80-pound steel sub-frame and chassis. “The aluminum...

September 10, 2013

FEI Introduces Three Transmission Electron Microscopy Systems for Semiconductors and Materials

FEI Co. has launched the new Metrios TEM (transmission electron microscope) for advanced semiconductor manufacturing metrology; the Talos TEM that provides high-speed imaging and analysis for materials science; and the Titan Themis TEM for enhanced atomic-scale measurements of material properties....

September 10, 2013

Flexible Induction Heating Coil Designed for Large Unusual Shapes

Ambrell, an Ameritherm Company, has released the flexible, 25 ft EasyCoil. It can be used with Ambrell Ekoheat induction heating systems—up to the 250 kW model—and is designed for large, oddly shaped parts that cannot be heated with a traditional copper coil. The EasyCoil is ideal for...

September 10, 2013

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Announces New Contract with Cessna

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace North America announceD that it has entered into a three-year contract extension with Cessna Aircraft Company to remain its service provider for aluminum sheet products and related supply chain services. The company will service Cessna’s facilities in Wichita, Kansas,...

September 10, 2013

Kobe Steel Develops New Forging Method for Built-Up Crankshafts Used in Ship Engines

Kobe Steel, Ltd. has developed a new die-forging method to manufacture built-up type crankshafts for diesel engines in ships. The new die forging method offers considerable improvements in design fatigue strength in comparison to the conventional “bending forging” method. Using the new...

September 10, 2013

Thermal Spray Equipment Based on Advances in Data Acquisition, Remote Diagnostics

TAFA Inc., a Praxair Surface Technologies Co. has developed and improved equipment for coating performance and repeatability, as reported in “Equipment Advances for Advanced Coatings,” a presentation at the thermal spray conference. Advanced features such as recipe storage, data...

September 10, 2013

Lake City Heat Treating Specializes In Vacuum Heat Treating Of Stainless Steels and Cobalt Alloys

Lake City Heat Treating introduces new literature featuring its hot isostatic pressing and vacuum heat treating services. The company  specializes in vacuum heat treating of stainless steels, cobalt and nickel alloys, and vacuum heat treatable steels. Cryogenic, hot isostatic pressing, and...

September 10, 2013

Three-Chamber Casemaster Evolution Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces from Seco/Warwick

Seco/Warwick Corp. has received an order for a three-chamber CaseMaster Evolution® Vacuum Carburizing furnace with washers, tempers, and a full data retrieval system. The contract was signed recently and Seco/Warwick Corp. will provide the equipment for a worldwide aerospace manufacturer....

April 3, 2013

Super Systems, Inc. Releases SuperCALC,

Super Systems Inc. has released SuperCALC, an advanced calculator app for the heat treating industry available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod and Android smartphones and tablets. These apps are available for free.  SuperCALC includes: • The Furnace Calculator, which calculates %carbon, dew...

April 3, 2013

Solar Manufacturing Receives Vacuum Furnace Order From Major Gear Manufacturer

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. recently received an order for a Model HVC-3836-2IQ horizontal, front-loading vacuum carburizing furnace from Aero Gear, Inc., a major gear manufacturer in the United States. This furnace will be used for the carburizing of a variety of gears applicable to both the...

April 3, 2013

United Process Controls Welcomes New North American Sales Manager

United Process Controls (UPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Torok to the position of North American sales manager. Mr. Torok will be responsible for driving the sales growth for UPC’s heat treating controls and instrumentation, as well as Waukee flow controls. Mr. Torok will...

April 3, 2013

Lucifer Furnaces Supplies Box Furnace to Lycian Stage Lighting

Lycian Stage Lighting, a leading American based manufacturer of theatrical followspot lights has updated its heat treating with a Lucifer Furnaces bench style box furnace. Lycian Stage Lighting’s products can be found in high school auditoriums, on Broadway, and in the Olympic Opening and...

April 3, 2013

Applied Process, Inc. Hosts First AP University

More than 30 designers and engineers went “back to college” to learn how austempered ductile iron (ADI) could work in their manufacturing operations. The first ever AP University, hosted by Applied Process, Inc. was held in January at Eastern Michigan University on the Livonia Campus...

April 3, 2013

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Presenting the eldec MIND-M

The eldec MIND-M is the compact, “smaller sibling” of the full-featured MIND hardening machine series from eldec; it is a complete, integrated system for your induction hardening application, eldec MIND-M Flexible Integrated System, or any other induction heat treating of small parts....

April 3, 2013

ALD-Holcroft Expands Sales Representative Network

ALD-Holcroft has signed Telesis HV, LLC as exclusive sales representatives in Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Telesis HV, LLC is a manufacturer’s representative firm that has been serving customers involved in vacuum-related processing for 30 years in the Southwest. They have a broad...

April 3, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of California Approved By General Electric Aviation, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Moog

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is now an approved supplier of General Electric Aviation (GEA), UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) and Moog Corporation.  These well-known companies were recently added to a rapidly growing list of prime contractors on the West Coast who have audited and...

April 3, 2013

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Announces the Hiring of Colin Thomas

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry would like to announce the hiring of Colin Thomas as the newest addition to the ATP team. With over 30 years of professional experience, Colin has in-depth knowledge of all major aerospace heat treating systems and processes. He has extensive experience with...

April 3, 2013

Modultherm from ALD-Holcroft: Automated Vacuum Furnace Systems Centered on Process Flexibility

ModulTherm is a highly flexible, fully automated concept in vacuum thermal processing technology. It combines high productivity with virtually unlimited flexibility, while reducing thermal treatment costs and ensuring the high quality you expect from vacuum processing.ModulTherm combines three...

April 3, 2013

Wirco, Inc. Acquires Salloy, Inc.

Wirco, Incorporated is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Salloy, Incorporated located in Simpsonville, South Carolinia. For over 30 years, Salloy has produced the highest quality alloy rod and wire fabrications for customers located throughout the east coast and midwestern states....

April 3, 2013

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Completes Quality Systems Section of Nadcap

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) completed the Quality Systems section of the Nadcap (National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) audit with zero findings. The audit took place February 25-March 1st at their Waterloo, Iowa facility, and although it doesn’t officially grant...

April 3, 2013

AFC-Holcroft installs continuous pusher furnace line

A manufacturer located in the South Central region of the United States is the recipient of a new AFC-Holcroft Single Row Pusher Furnace System. The company, a sister company to a manufacturer located in the United Kingdom, has recently taken delivery of the system and is now running production.The...

November 8, 2012

Ipsen’s TurboTreater® Units Offer Convenient Solutions

Ipsen has recently shipped an H3636 2 bar TurboTreater® furnace to a commercial heat treatment company in the southeastern U.S. The state-of-the-art, high-temperature furnace includeds a 2-inch thick carbon composite/graphite felt hot zone with a nominal work zone of 24” x 24” x...

November 7, 2012

Hancock Named President/Managing Director of Two SPX Thermal Facilities

SPX Thermal Product Solutions announces the naming of Blake Hancock as president/managing director for its White Deer, PA and Riverside, MI facilities.Hancock joins the White Deer operational unit after 12 years of progressive leadership experience with SPX, beginning with Service Solutions in the...

November 7, 2012

Max Hoetzl Receives the CHTE Distinguished Service Award

Max Hoetzl, P.E., vice president of technology for Surface Combustion, Inc. and former IHEA president, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 CHTE Distinguished Service Award. The Center for Heat Treat Excellence (CHTE) Distinguished Services is presented to an individual who, in the judgement...

November 7, 2012

LMC Industries Adds Lucifer Space-Saving Dual Chamber Furnace

LMC Industries, a full-service metal stamping and molding company in Arnold, Missouri, has added a Lucifer Dual Chamber furnace to its line of equipment. Model HL82-H24 will be used for processing tool steels in their TS 16949 and ISO 9001 certified facility.According to Max Vogl, Tool Room...

November 7, 2012

Rolled Alloys’ South Carolina Facility has Reached Full Operating Status

The 33,000 square-foot service center contains an extensive inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC® 304L, PRODEC® 316L and 17-4 stainless steel bar stock. It features the latest technology in sawing equipment and has the capability to process round bar up to 20 inches in diameter.PRODEC®...

November 7, 2012

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Vacuum Heat Treatment Book Available by "Heat Treat Doctor"

Vacuum Heat Treatment is a new book by Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor” that focuses on principles, practices and applications providing the heat-treating industry with its first truly comprehensive resource on the subject of vacuum technology, which is the fastest growing...

November 7, 2012

Alfe Heat Treating Invests in New Facility

Alfe Heat Treating, the largest aluminum heat treater in the United States, has recently completed a $20 million dollar capital equipment investment to retool its Definance, Ohio plant to support new, high efficiency automotive engines. The fully automated, lights-out plant can process one engine...

November 7, 2012

Modern Heat Treat Buys 5th Afc-Holcroft Batch Furnace

Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat treating operation located in Richland Hills, Texas, will soon be receiving their fifth new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace, size 36-72-44 to accommodate their rapid growth. The addition of another AFC-Holcroft UBQ boosts the customer’s...

November 7, 2012

Inductive Heating Technology for Hot Forming

For decades, inductive heating technology for hot forming has been one of the most successful technological developments and this has made us the leading partner of the forging industry at a global level. Our machines are characterized by an array of modular components combined with a high degree...

November 7, 2012
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