Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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...

Q&A with David Hamling

What’s a typical week like for you at ZIRCAR Ceramics? I drive the company’s sales and marketing efforts and usually begin my day with a...

Spotlight on IHEA member Bloom Engineering

Bloom Engineering began at a shop in Pittsburgh’s North Side in 1934 and eventually moved to its current site in 1962. The company is...

Industrial automation and labor in heat treating

There is a changing landscape on two fronts in the thermal processing market. Without a doubt, there are technological opportunities that companies can take...

93 years of helping heat treaters worldwide

It’s hard to believe that an industry organization has been around for 93 years, but that’s how long the Industrial Heating Equipment Association has...

Sampling of quench oil for proactive maintenance

In this column, I will discuss the sampling of quench oil for quarterly checks as required by many internal and external auditing agencies (CQI-9,...

Heat transfer: Convection’s reach

Many years ago, as a mechanical engineering undergraduate student, an analogy was offered to help explain the interplay between convection and conduction in heat...

A letter from IFHTSE’s outgoing president

Dear Colleagues and Friends: Now 2021 has come to its end, it is time for a look back on the past two years, which were...

Q&A with Peter Caine

What is your role with HeatTek and what’s a typical week like? My position at HeatTek is director of Custom Products. Our custom products division...

Compatibility of polymer quenchants with metals, seals

In this column, I will discuss the compatibility of polymer quenchants and materials used in the construction of quench tanks, heat exchangers, and pump...

Deadline approaching for ECHT2022 conference abstract submissions

Abstract submission deadline is January 31, 2022, for the 27th IFHTSE Congress in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference...

Cruise into 2022: IHEA’s annual meeting sets sail in March

IHEA is in full preparation mode for the 2022 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. This will be the third time...

Set company goals that engage employees daily

It’s a new year. A chance to start fresh. A chance to set the entire year’s goals for yourself, the department you work for,...

Press quenching tooling design using simulation

Steel powertrain gears are commonly carburized and quench hardened to improve strength and wear characteristics. However, solid-state phase changes occurring within the steel during...

Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating – learn online with IHEA

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

27th IFHTSE Congress, European conference on heat treatment headed to Austria

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022 at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center. The conference chairs are Eva...

Settle requirement conflicts before accepting a contract

Resolving conflict among purchase order requirements, drawings, and regulatory requirements can be quite the task when accepting contracts for heat treatment. Unfortunately, it happens...
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