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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

SDI Selects Tenova Core New Walking Beam Furnace

Tenova Core has been contracted by Steel Dynamics, Inc., for the design and supply of a 100 ton/hour walking beam reheating furnace at its Pittsboro, Indiana facility.The furnace will be reheating plain carbon, low alloy, high alloy billets and blooms that will be used for rolling of Special Bar...

November 7, 2012

BOS Services Introduces Addition of Blasting Room

BOS Services Heat Treating introduces the addition of a blasting room, which spans 30’ L x 18’ W x 17’ H with overhead crane capability and a new four head conveyer belt blasting machine with a user-friendly material handling system. The addition of the blasting room allows the...

November 7, 2012

Draw Batch Oven Used for Stress Relieving Stainless Steel Shafts for Turbines

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas-fired industrial draw batch oven with a powered load table for a company that repairs and refurbishes generators and steam or combustion turbines. The draw batch oven is used for stress relieving stainless steel shafts used in turbines after a welding...

November 7, 2012

QuesTek’s Ferrium® C64™ Alloy Achieves SAE AMS 6509 Specification

SAE International has issued Aerospace Material Specification 6509 for Ferrium® C64™, a high-hardness, high-strength, high-temperature-resistant, carburizing-grade steel that was computationally designed by QuesTek Innovations LLC, and is commercially produced and sold by Latrobe...

November 7, 2012

eldec MIND: Modular Systems for Hardening Chucked Parts and Shafts up to ø 1200 mm

Where competence meets experience. The MIND series is the result of many years of experience, which we have gained as a supplier of inductive energy sources and complete special hardening machines.This accumulated know-how has now crystallized in a new generation of modular, inductive hardening...

November 7, 2012

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Supply Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering System

Can-Eng Furnaces International, Ltd. has recently been contracted by Koelner to design, manufacture and commission a Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering Furnace System used in the manufacture of high grade fasteners.  The Koelner Group selected Can-Eng Furnaces...

November 7, 2012

Houghton International Maximizes Machining Efficiencies and Reduces Operational Costs for Manufacturers

In order to maximize efficiency, today’s machine shops and manufacturing centers require metalworking fluids that can work in many applications and on a wide variety of metals. Houghton International’s Hocut® and Cerfa-Kleen® metal cutting and metal cleaning fluids are the right...

November 6, 2012
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