Effect of temperature on oxidation of oil quenchants

In this column, I will discuss the effect of temperature on the oxidation behavior of martempering oil used for distortion control. Introduction Martempering oils are used...

Q&A with Joe Coleman

What Is CMMC 2.0? CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. CMMC 2.0 is a contractual requirement for any non-federal organization or system that is...

Hydrogen basics for industrial burners

Modern concerns for sustainable manufacturing are driving significant interest and investment in hydrogen as an industrial fuel. Because burning hydrogen produces no carbon emissions,...

Gas turbine coating’s life cycle

Gas turbines on land, air, and at sea experience some extreme environments, such as high airflow, pressure, and temperature. Engines intake air from outside...

The mechanism of creep and its stages

In this column, I will discuss the mechanism of creep and its three stages. Applications of metals at elevated temperatures involve several problems. It is...

Stocky, Fechte-Heinen elected to IFHTSE Executive Council

Christophe Stocky recently was elected to be a member of the IFHTSE Executive Council in Yokohama at the recent IFHTSE Congress. He is a...

Q&A with Trevor Jones

Solar Manufacturing recently received a patent (#11,815,403) for an improved vacuum furnace control thermocouple design. What makes this improved design important? Solar Manufacturing and Solar...

Intergranular corrosion of austenitic stainless steels

In this column, I will discuss the intergranular corrosion of austenitic stainless steels (3XX) and discuss the thermal processing causes. Introduction Austenitic stainless steels, such as...

Q&A with Mike Grande

Wisconsin Oven recently shipped a horizontal spray quench furnace to C/A Design in Dover, New Hampshire. What makes quenching important to this company? Any time...

Algas-SDI supplies combustion equipment to heat treaters around the world

Algas-SDI is a manufacturer of liquid fuel vaporizers, natural gas backup and decompression equipment, and combustion equipment. The company deploys its products worldwide through...

Lesley Frame elected vice president of IFHTSE 2024-2026

Lesley Frame, assistant professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, recently was elected IFHTSE vice president for the 2024-2026 term in Yokahama and...

Overcoming the knowledge ‘blind spot’

No one knows everything. Nor will anyone ever obtain all the knowledge in the world. Sometimes what happens, though, is we learn something and...

Q&A with Eric Kemperman

How can Etchform say it is the market leader in titanium etching? Our process is one that we developed ourselves from the ground up....

HeatTreat 2023 is heating up!

HeatTreat 2023 is October 17-19 in Detroit, Michigan. It is co-located with IMAT 2023 and the Motion+Power Technology Expo and is expected to cover...

Cooling rate after tempering

In this column, I will discuss the effect of cooling rate after tempering. Introduction During heat treatment of steel, the process is generally austenitize, quench, and...

Q&A with Susan Heinauer

Thermal Processing welcomes its newest sales representative to its staff, Susan Heinauer. She has more than 20 years of experience in sales and promises...

Heat treatment process modeling development for age-hardenable alloys 

Age-hardenable alloys, such as some aluminum alloys, maraging steel, and nickel-based alloys, get their strength not from quenching but from the precipitation that occurs...

IHEA grows its sustainability and decarbonization initiatives

With the popularity and success of this summer’s Sustainability & Decarbonization webinar series, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) announces an expansion of the...

Transitions and transformations in the workplace

In the heat-treat world, metals are carefully ramped up to certain temperatures to allow for transformation of the microstructure. Temperature and time allow the...

Make plans to attend Heat Treat 2023

Heat Treat 2023 will be in Detroit, Michigan, October 17–19. This event will be co-located with IMAT 2023 and the Motion+Power Technology Expo and...

Intergranular oxidation in carburizing steels

Intergranular oxidation (IGO) in carburizing steels is detrimental to carburized gear performance. It reduces fatigue performance and can contribute to surface spalling. This article...

Heat treatment techniques overview

Editor’s note » This is the fourth in a five-part series.  In this fourth installment of my series on heat-treating techniques, I will discuss the pros...

Register for IHEA’s Combustion and Safety Standards and Codes Seminars 

The IHEA fall seminars will be October 31 and November 1. This year, IHEA will offer the Combustion Seminar and the Safety Standards and...

Q&A with Jeff Rissman

You’re the lead author on the report, “Thermal Batteries: Decarbonizing U.S. Industry While Supporting A High-Renewables Grid.” What is your background, and what were...

Hardening power: A measure of quenching performance

In this column, we will discuss the Segerberg Hardening Power (HP) for polymer quenchants.  When comparing polymer quenchants, there are several things that we look...

Q&A with Sławomir Woźniak

You recently attended ThermProcess in Dusseldorf. What kind of reactions to your products did you get from the attendees? It was quite a good event...

Evaluating effect of heat treat on flank slope profile deviation of steel gears using...

The finish machining of a gear is undoubtedly one of the most important manufacturing steps. It sets the geometry, surface condition, and residual stress...

Member spotlight TEECO: Knowledgeable support, timely service for industrial combustion systems

Thermal Energy Engineering Company (TEECO) is a service company focused on supporting industrial combustion systems across numerous disciplines. Whether it’s baking cheesecakes, melting metals,...

Start making plans for Heat Treat 2023, one of many big conferences ahead

This event, co-located with IMAT 2023 and the Motion+Power Technology Expo in Detroit, is October 17-19 and is expected to cover many topics of...

Heat treatment techniques overview

Editor’s note » This is the third in a five-part series. In this third segment of my series on heat-treating techniques, I will discuss the pros and...

IHEA announces 2023-2024 board of directors and officers

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) recently announced its 2023-2024 board of directors and executive officers. Taking over as president is Brian Kelly of...

Calculating decarburization 

In this column, I will be talking about decarburization of steel and how to calculate its depth. Introduction Decarburization of steel is the depletion of carbon...

Get ready for Heat Treat 2023

Heat Treat 2023, October 17-19 in Detroit, Michigan, will co-located with IMAT 2023 and the Motion+Power Technology Expo and cover many topics of interest....

Q&A with Brian Kelly

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) recently announced its 2023-2024 board of directors and executive officers. Taking over as president is Brian Kelly of...

Q&A with Diane Haggerty

What makes PowderMet2023 and AMPM2023 important events within the industry? As the premier powder metallurgy (PM) events in the Americas, the annual PowderMet (International Conference...

Learning from failure in bending stress

A couple of years ago, as I was finishing my graduate studies, I was lucky enough to participate in the Strong Bar competition put on...

The IHEA calendar heats up

New — Sustainability Webinar Series: IHEA’s new webinar series will focus on carbon producing heating processes and provide methods to optimize their efficiency and...

The effect of temperature on cooling curve behavior

In this column, we will discuss the effect of temperature on the cooling curve behavior of quench oils. Development of Quench Oil Maximum Operating Temperature The...

Heat Treat 2023 and other conference news

Heat Treat 2023, scheduled for October 17-19 in Detroit, Michigan, is co-located with IMAT 2023 and the Motion+Power Technology Expo in Detroit, Michigan, and...

The effect of agitation on oil quenchants

In this column, I will discuss the effect of agitation on the cooling curve of oil quenchants. Oil has been used for many years as...