Some of the best and brightest in the industry make up IFHTSE’s officers

Dr. Eva Troell, president At the beginning of 2019, Dr. Eva Troell of Swerea AB, Mölndal, Sweden, holds the position of IFHTSE president. She has...

Improving temperature uniformity during tempering

The final step in any steel heat-treatment quenching process which produces a martensitic microstructure is tempering. Martensite is a metastable phase and is extremely...

Member spotlight: Karl Dungs markets combustion controls

Karl Dungs, Inc, a subsidiary of Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1997 as the Dungs sales channel for the North...

Quality and production are a team, not adversaries

Let me be honest about the elephant in the room that often exists in heat treating. In some cases, but certainly not all, quality...

Q&A with Steve Mueller

Now that you are with Linde, what’s a typical day like for you? We (Praxair) merged with Linde, and we are now all under the...

Finding data needed for modeling and simulation

Modeling and simulation have become an important part of the design and manufacturing toolbox. Modeling and simulation are used in forging, casting, machining, forming,...

Hans-Werner Zoch receives a citation for IFHTSE Fellowship

For his far-sighted coverage of novel fields in research and technology and for his sustained leadership giving heat treatment and surface engineering a strong...

Q&A with Joe Grein

Tell our readers a little bit about Thermalogic. At Thermalogic, we’re celebrating our 50th year in business this year. We were founded in 1971 in...

Quality of leadership matters – at all employee levels

Leadership isn’t always about the top management directing the way for the company. Leadership can be found at all levels of the company in...

An overview of insulating firebricks

Ceramic refractory materials are useful for the following functions: 1. Serving as a thermal barrier between a hot medium and the wall of a...

Thermal separation of polyalkylene glycol quenchants

Polyalkylene glycol quenchants are used in a variety of different heat-treating applications. One very common application is quenching of large steel and aluminum components....

IHEA fall seminars return to Cleveland, Ohio

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) heads back to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2021 Fall Seminars and Tabletop Exhibition. The Combustion Seminar and the...

Good habits, a solid system can help avoid mistakes 

The contract is the first piece of paper you receive with incoming parts prior to processing. This is the purchase order (PO) that details...

IHEA announces its 2021 annual meeting

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is ready to deliver a safe and healthy environment for its 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 26-28,...

Heat treatment of aluminum Part VII – Hardness and conductivity

In the previous article, we discussed the artificial aging of aluminum. Once we have heat treated the parts, we need to verify the properties....

Predicting strains key to evaluating heat-treat response

Quench hardening of steel components requires the components to be heated to a temperature such that the solid-state crystal structure of the material changes...

Q&A with Turgay Ozan

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors, and systems, has acquired Jennings Associates Inc., a distributor for...

4th International Conference on HTSE of Tools and Dies successfully held online

This first online global IFHTSE conference was hosted by member China Heat Treatment Industry Association (CHTA) and co-organized by Harbin Institute of Technology and...

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...
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