Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tom Hart

What is Pit LPC, and what went into its development? Pit LPC, or low-pressure carburizing, is an alternate method of low-pressure carburizing, and it’s conducted...

Control of distortion in heat-treated aluminum

In this column, we will discuss controlling the distortion of aluminum heat-treated components. The heat treatment of aluminum (solution heat treatment, quenching and aging) are...

The benefits of the Nadcap merit process

According to PRI/Nadcap Operating Procedure NOP-1111, suppliers are able to receive something called “Merit.” If your suppliers meet certain criteria, they are able to...

IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating starts October 24

IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course has been a successful source of high-level learning for those in the industrial heat-processing industry...

Q&A with Brian Kelly

What do you do at Honeywell? I’m part of Honeywell Thermal Solutions. We’re a group of companies that Honeywell has acquired over the last couple...

New member spotlight: Energy-tech company Reuter-Stokes

Reuter-Stokes, a Baker Hughes business, is an energy-technology company, producing products that are vital to its customers’ harshest measurement and mission-critical sensing applications. For the...

Q&A with Dr. Mark Cross

The automotive industry is continually pushing new boundaries. Advancements in engineering technology show no signs of slowing down with increasing developments in manufacturing processes....

Keeping thorough test records key to resolving issues

Record retention is an important part of quality. Quality is tasked with keeping records of periodic tests performed on all equipment used for heat...

Using welding simulation tools to model WAAM

In its simplest form, additive manufacturing has been used since before the common era where low temperature melting materials such as tin, silver, copper,...

Conference updates – plan accordingly

27th IFHTSE-Congress and the European Conference on Heat Treatment 2022 The detailed program of events, including more than 100 papers in 16 sessions with five...

Heat-treating workhorse – integral quench furnace

In this column, we will discuss the workhorse of the steel heat-treating industry – the integral quench furnace. The integral quench furnace, or sealed quench...

Kanthal APMT for nuclear-energy application

The major earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011 did serious damage to boiling water reactors of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant....

Understanding the effect of boron in steels

In this column, we will discuss the effect of boron additions to steel and its influence on properties. Boron, B, is an element with an...

IHEA announces 2022-23 board of directors and officers

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) recently announced its 2022-23 board of directors and executive officers. Serving as president is Jeff Valuck of Surface...

Members to be awarded citations at European heat treat conference

The European Conference on Heat Treatment/IFHTSE 27th Congress, will be September 5-8 at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center in Salzburg, Austria. The event...

The process of problem solving

The corrective action. That dreaded tally on one’s personal record at work that is available for all of upper management to see a mistake...

Make sure you have these conferences on the calendar

European Conference on Heat Treatment/IFHTSE 27th Congress Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center Salzburg, Austria  |  September 5-8, 2022 Sponsored by ASMET, the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and...

Stress evolution during quench hardening of steel

Quench hardening of steel components involves complex, nonintuitive phenomena, particularly as it relates to the dimensional changes and stresses induced. Figure 1 shows a...

Q&A with John Ludeman

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) recently renewed its Nadcap accreditation in heat treating. What makes the Nadcap accreditation important to what AHT does? Nadcap is...

Safety considerations when quenching with oil or salt

In this column, we will consider safety aspects of quenching with oil or molten salt. Heat treating is a manufacturing process where the goal is...

IHEA education coming this fall – Learn from the best

This fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will offer its Combustion Seminar and Safety Standards and Codes Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 3-4,...

Fatigue failures in nickel-based austenitic Superalloy 718

Superalloy 718 is widely used for aerospace, nuclear, power generation, metal processing, medical, material processing, and chemical and petrochemical industries due to its excellent...

Q&A with Kendall DeVane

Thermal Processing welcomes its newest sales representative to its staff, Kendall DeVane. He has 20 years of experience in sales and promises to bring...

Classifying non-metallic inclusions in steels

In this column, we will discuss the different types of inclusions present in steels and discuss their physical metallurgy. As property requirements increase, and...

Mark your calendars for these important 2022 conferences

European Conference on Heat Treatment/IFHTSE 27th Congress September 5-8, 2022 | Salzburg, Austria At the present time, more than 90 authors from 22 countries have provided...

MP Combustion: Supply and support of the best combustion equipment

MP Combustion, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is IHEA’s newest member company. MP is a regional leader in the supply and support of industrial combustion...

Characterizing equipment using simple modeling tools

Often, the terms “digital twins” or ICME (Integrated Computer Materials Engineering) are used when talking about computer modeling of actual parts or the behavior...

IHEA member profile: Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems

Gasbarre, headquartered in DuBois, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1973 to design, manufacture, and service a complete line of powder compaction and sizing presses for...

90-plus authors submit abstracts for European heat treat conference

So far, more than 90 authors from 22 countries have provided abstracts to the 27th IFHTSE Congress and ECHT2022. The contributions cover a wide...

Q&A with Tom Baldock

What you do at Guill Tool? My responsibilities here are for sales in the aerospace area. I’ve been in sales most of my adult life,...

The ‘why’ in heat treating is important to operators

Quality is in the details, but what details need the most attention? A good contract review, starting with the purchase order, then the drawing,...

Revisiting the 1:1 Rule for oil quenchants

The rule of thumb “one gallon of oil to one pound of parts and fixtures” has been in the literature for a long time....

Spotlight on IHEA member WS Thermal Process Technology Inc.

WS Thermal Process Technology is the U.S. subsidiary of WS Wärmeprozesstechnik GmbH, which was founded in 1982 in Renningen, Germany. The company manufactures self-recuperative...

The 2021 PRI Top 10 NRCs in heat treating

As the pandemic adjusted our lives and systems, we have still had to maintain Nadcap accreditation in heat treat and other commodities. While the...

Conference updates for IFHTSE members

There are a few conferences members should make sure are on their calendars for the coming year. They include: Tooling 2022 Conference and Exhibition April 25-27, 2022...

Quench tank agitation by submerged jets

In this column, I will discuss agitation by submerged jets. Common methods of agitating quench tanks, and other types of tanks, are by sparging or...

Technology is key to improving process efficiency

Efficiency. What is it, exactly? The term “efficiency” refers to the peak level of performance that uses the least amount of input to achieve the...

Influence of agitation on polymer quenchants

Polymer quenchants are used extensively to quench a large variety of materials in a variety of processes. Polymer quenchants can be used for immersion...

Microstructural effect of Alloy 718 on fatigue strength

Gas turbine engines are widely used in aviation, power generation, and oil and gas industries. They are used in land, air, and marine. The...

Greetings from IFHTSE’s new president

Dear members, colleagues, and friends: I am Masahiro Okumiya, and I have been the new president of IFHTSE since January 2022. I work for the...
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