Be attached to process, not results of Nadcap audit

The dreaded Nadcap audit. The daunting AC7102 main checklist with 10 job audits. The strict requirements of AC7102/8 pyrometry adhering to AMS2750. The additional...

Remembering where we came from

In this fast-paced world, it gets harder and harder to remember the past. It seems like the only thing that matters is this quarter....

Compelling reasons normalizing produces high quality gears

In this day and age, adding steps to the gear manufacturing process is not highly desirable unless the benefits far outweigh the costs incurred....

Q&A with Matthias Pascher

What is your role at Buehler? I am the product manager for our hardness testing equipment within Buehler. Buehler is a global supplier of apparatus for...

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...

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...

Induction Hardening Choices for Gears

Of the various types of applied energy processing, induction hardening is the most common. Induction heating is a process that uses an alternating electrical...

Q&A with Brian Russell

Q: Tell me a little about the history of Dry Coolers, Inc. We started in 1985 to provide cooling water solutions for heat treating equipment—for...

IFHTSE Fellow Prof. Tatsuo Inoue dies at 83

It is with regret that we announce the passing of IFHTSE Fellow Prof. Tatsuo Inoue. He was 83. He was a professor at Kyoto...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

An argument in support of Nadcap

I think it is safe to assume that the majority of Thermal Processing readers have, in some capacity and at some point in their...

Is there a furnace problem?

That question is much easier to answer if you learn the indicators, alarms, switches

Site Safety

We live and work around fire all day. It’s pretty much taken for granted. We cook with it, and use it to heat our...

Member spotlight: Fireye offers flame safeguard, combustion controls

Fireye is a leading manufacturer of flame safeguard controls and burner management systems for commercial and industrial applications throughout the world. Its products can...

Getting Control — Let’s Start with PID

It does not matter what thermal treatment work piece requires, proper control is the foundation for repeatability and quality processing. For heat-treating processes, there...

Non-Martensitic Transformation Products (NMTP)

Whether formed during a conventional quench and tempering process, carburizing, or induction hardening, non-martensitic transformation products (NMTP) are widely considered undesirable microstructural features. However,...

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...

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...

AMS2750E as it applies to Nadcap

Thorough knowledge of AMS2750E will speed implementation of new standard as it applies to NADCAP requirements

Testing of Induction Hardened Work Pieces

Hardness testing is a simple and universally accepted practice for checking induction hardened parts and is performed in literally thousands of manufacturing facilities. There...

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...

Q&A with Heat Treat 2019 attendees

HEAT TREAT 2019, is scheduled to hit Detroit, Michigan, October 15–17. The show will bring thousands of industry experts and insiders to the motor...

Q&A with Bill Stuehr

Please tell us how Induction Tooling began. In 1975, I was working as a process design engineer with a local commercial heat treating company. Several...

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...

Q&A with Joe Ugalde

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Q&A with David Wolff

What’s a typical day like for you at Nel Hydrogen? I’m in field sales and work with customers to make sure their process needs that...

Q&A with Daniel Reardon

What is Abbott Furnace's mission? Our mission is to be the market leader in the design, production, and service of continuous process industrial furnaces. And...

Q&A with Tim Donofrio

Can-Eng Furnaces was recently awarded two contracts for its high-capacity line of mesh belt fastener heat treatment systems. What made this system ideal for...

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...

Industry conference news for 2023, beyond

The 5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies (HTSE-TD), sponsored by the Chinese Heat Treating Association, will be...

Q&A with George Barbour

Please tell us a little about Heavy Carbon Co. The company began in 1995 as an idea for carburizing steel at a cleaner, faster rate...

Process Control and Scada

Heat treaters are always looking for methods to improve productivity without compromising quality. One method that many heat treaters have put in place is...

Troubleshooting induction hardening problems: Part 2

Last month, I began a two-part article about troubleshooting induction hardening problems and discussed possible corrections. This month, I will discuss biological and odor...

It’s time to recognize ‘fitness’ at work

Almost every child who grows up playing sports dreams of being a professional one day and playing on the big stage (instead of going...

Q&A with Jeff Marshall

What does MHV do for the heat-treat industry? We make our customers more competitive, which is good both for the customers and for the industry...