IHEA offers 2021 Virtual Spring Safety Standards & Codes Seminar

After the success of a series of virtual seminars last fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has scheduled a virtual Safety Standards &...

Q&A with Andrew Bassett

You recently launched your Aerospace Compliance Software. How does it work? Aerospace Compliance Software is a brainchild of ours. The software eliminates human errors of...

Heat treatment of aluminum VI – Artificial aging

In the previous column, we described the fundamentals of natural aging. In natural aging, the solid solution obtained after quenching starts to form precipitates...

Zoltán Koloszváry appointed honorary president of IFHTSE

For the first time in 30 years, IFHTSE has appointed an honorary president. Honorary presidents have rendered outstanding and continuous service to the Federation...

An overview of refractory ceramic fibers

This article will review refractory ceramic fibers (RCFs), which are amorphous, inorganic, man-made aluminosilicate fibers. RCFs belong to a class of materials termed man-made...

Heat treating from the operator’s perspective

Often, a customer visit involves a walk through the facility. Comments are made about how clean it is or how well organized a process...

When different processes co-exist

I’m a quality director at Byington Steel Treating, Inc. (BST). We are a commercial heat-treat shop with accreditation to perform NADCAP/AMS (aerospace) processes. Similar...

Ambrell has been all about induction heating since 1986

Established in 1986, the Rochester, New York-based IHEA member manufactures a range of induction heating solutions. The company has steadily grown from a small...

Heat treatment of aluminum, Part V

After quenching and any straightening, the supersaturated solid solution of aluminum wants to reach equilibrium. It does this through the process of precipitation hardening....

Accounting for carbon rejection can head off trouble

The heat treatment of steel alloys is required in almost every industry to acquire the necessary properties for a material given a particular application....

Q&A with John Niggle

What’s a typical week like for you at Pelican Wire? Pelican is a custom wire manufacturer, and for that reason, it is a little difficult...

Q&A with Stephen Harris

Tell us about the new Bodycote Elgin, Illinois, facility. When did it become fully operational? We are very pleased to announce that our brand-new Elgin...

Heat treatment of aluminum IV: Handling distortion

After quenching, depending on the quenchant used, distortion of parts can occur. This is particularly true for water-quenched parts. Parts must be straightened. This...

Tailoring advanced ceramics to meet niche properties

Ceramics are traditionally described as inorganic, nonmetallic solids that are prepared from powdered raw materials and fabricated into products through the application of heat....

IHEA educates the industry in person, online

Looking ahead … Register now! Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Winter Online Course January 25–March 7, 2021 IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course has been...

Heat treatment of aluminum, quenching Part III

In the last article, we discussed quenching of aluminum, and the importance of rapid quenching to prevent the formation of precipitates at the grain...

Get to know IHEA’s new member: DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES

IHEA’s newest member, DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES, is a growing family business that prides itself on quality and performance. The company was originally established as...

‘Say what you do, do what you say’

In the special process world of the aerospace industry, companies with requirements of aerospace manufacturing must rely on the accreditation of AS9100 and the...

Q&A with Andrew Storey

What’s a typical week like for you? I’m the technical person who works on a specific group of products on the sales side of...

Evaluating a material’s response during austenitization

Carbon content in steel has a direct correlation to the hardness and overall strength of a component after heat treatment. Carbon can take many...

Q&A with Trevor Jones

As a quick refresher, remind our readers of Solar Manufacturing’s role in the heat-treat industry? Solar Manufacturing is a premier vacuum furnace manufacturer that specializes...

Q&A with Shlok Sundaresh

What is your role at TS USA? I joined TS USA, HEF Group, in 2014 as a process engineer for its Springfield, Ohio, facility. As...

Heat treatment of aluminum, part II: Water quenching

In the last article, we talked about the metallurgy behind quenching aluminum. Now we are going to discuss the available quenchants for aluminum. Introduction To achieve...

IHEA’s 2020 fall combustion and safety seminars go virtual

Each fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) brings industrial process heating professionals together to provide combustion and safety education for the industry. This...

AMS2750F contains key pyrometric changes

By now, most heat treaters should have had some time to read the new revision of AMS2750. The changes are extensive and, since it...

Modeling can improve press quenching process

A combination of carburization and quench hardening is often used to increase the strength and improve fatigue performance of steel parts. During quenching, stresses...

Q&A with Tom Morrison

When did you make the decision to take FNA virtual? Our Executive Committee has been meeting weekly since April when COVID-19 really started to take...

Heat treatment of aluminum – Part I: Quenching basics

In previous articles, we discussed the role of alloying elements and discussed the solution heat treatment of aluminum. We showed that it is important...

AMS2750 pyrometry revisions tweak a crucial process

AMS2750 pyrometry is a daunting heat-treat special process requirement in the aerospace industry. It’s a literal definition implying measurement of temperature, but it also...

Check out IHEA webinars, online education

IHEA strives to provide a base of industry knowledge for our members and users in the industrial process heating industry. Many valuable resources can...

Process comparison to improve fatigue performance

Bending fatigue and contact fatigue performance can be improved by the presence of residual compressive surface stresses . Many processes can induce these compressive...

Q&A with Raymond Daniel Noble

Noble is expanding its services. In what way are you expanding? We’ve been working on a service expansion called Noble 1-Stop. We have begun working...

Heat treatment of aluminum – Part II

In my article last month, I discussed the alloying elements used in aluminum alloys. In this article, I will be discussing the solution heat...

IHEA offers hands-on training with Powder Coating and Curing Processes Seminar

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA), the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), Products Finishing magazine and Southern Company have teamed up to provide a...

A brief history of the non-ferrous alloy aluminum

Non-ferrous alloys have caught my interest throughout my career, particularly aluminum. From its resistance to corrosion to its sensitivity at elevated temperatures, it is...

Q&A with Jeff Opitz

Tell us about GraphiteInsulation.com? GraphiteInsulation.com is a vehicle for us to narrow our focus to graphite insulating products, mostly used for vacuum heat treatment...

The heat treatment of aluminum – Introduction

Aluminum’s many desirable properties, such as high strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, ease of processing, and low cost, make it a very widely used...

Gap analysis can guide procedure changes

Well-designed procedures are crucial to any business operation, whether it’s a simple task of following a procedure to construct a cardboard box, or something...

Honeywell Thermal Solutions offers a range of thermal solution technologies

Honeywell has an extensive history in combustion processes and controls, including solutions for industrial combustion industries. Honeywell Thermal Solutions united the combustion industry’s leading...

Nonlinear distortion response during gas quenching

High-pressure gas quenching (HPGQ) is touted as a way to reduce distortion of difficult-to-quench geometries. Quench pressures and quench gas flow velocities are chosen...
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