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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

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
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