Saturday, September 26, 2020

The cutting edge of thermal processing in a forge environment

Scot Forge is a 128-year-old, 100-percent employee-owned forging company that works in multiple markets from large defense, aerospace, power generation and mining projects to...

Case study: Determining the cause of cracking using computer modeling

During an induction-hardening process, the part surface is heated using a medium- to high-frequency inductor. Once the desired depth of austenitization is reached, the...

Commercial sintering of chromium powder metallurgy (PM) steels

Chromium was introduced as a potential alloying element for powder metallurgy (PM) steels in the 1990s. Since then, numerous chromium-containing alloy systems have been...

Going viral: Outside-the-box research into sterilizing N95 masks for re-use

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the country and the world, the need for personal protective equipment for medical professionals has pushed the...

Heat work to the fore

Sporting its new tagline — Enabling a Clean, Efficient & Electrified Future — the highly regarded Ceramics Expo will once again head for Cleveland’s...

Pyrometry – A Different Take

Any article on pyrometry, as it applies to AMS2750 and thermal processing, usually gets a lot of attention. Typically filled with interpretation, clarification, and...

The Future of Kiln Lining

Lining iron and steel furnaces is critical to extend the life of the furnaces and to protect the purity of the metals being heat...

Take Another Look at Deep Cryogenic Treatment

What is happening in the world of Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT)? Research into this field is exploding. Research is coming from companies and major...

Combining cleanness, strength, and toughness for affordable power densification in steel components

Increased power density in mechanical power transmission components means greater durability — allowing existing designs to achieve greater capacity or reduced size and mass...

Operational efficiencies and minimizing energy consumption: An introduction

Energy conservation is the prevention of the wasteful use of energy. In today’s economic and climate-change environment, regulations and competition for resources require industrial...

Troubleshooting and Prevention of Cracking in Induction Hardening of Steels: Lessons Learned – Part 1

Newly employed heat-treat engineers, designers and practitioners may need an appreciable amount of time to gain the required knowledge and experience in understanding the...

New Cooling Tower Technology Augments HVAC and Industrial Processes

Recent developments in factory-assembled cooling-tower technology are increasing the applications for so-called “package” towers supporting HVAC and industrial processes. Although field-erected towers have been...

Selection of Oil Quenchants for Heat-Treating Processes

Modern quenching oils offer a wide range of capability and performance. The selection of the proper quench oil is critical for proper heat-treating operations....

Energy and material efficiency of steel powder metallurgy

Concern about global warming motivates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing, but the environmental impact of the whole powder metallurgy production chain...

Filament-Wound Composites Have Specialized Curing Requirements

Filament winding is a manufacturing method for making tubular and cylindrical shapes of extreme strength and light weight. The technology involves wrapping a mandrel...

Principles of pyrometry

Regarding comprehension, on a scale of 1 to 10, AMS2750E is about a 12. Practically speaking, when an engineer, quality person, or operator picks...

Reducing measurement error when making thermocouple transmitter connections

The thermocouple (TC) is a thermo-electric device used to measure temperature and nearly two-thirds of U.S. temperature measurement makes use of thermocouples. Most industrial...

High-efficiency gas burners make good economic sense

Even though the price of natural gas is currently low, the investment in high-efficiency gas burners makes sense economically. This article discusses different types...
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