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AFC-Holcroft installs continuous pusher furnace line

A manufacturer located in the South Central region of the United States is the recipient of a new AFC-Holcroft Single Row Pusher Furnace System....

LMC Industries Adds Lucifer Space-Saving Dual Chamber Furnace

LMC Industries, a full-service metal stamping and molding company in Arnold, Missouri, has added a Lucifer Dual Chamber furnace to its line of equipment....

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited Contracted to Supply Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering...

Can-Eng Furnaces International, Ltd. has recently been contracted by Koelner to design, manufacture and commission a Continuous Mesh Belt Atmosphere Hardening and Tempering Furnace...

Rolled Alloys’ South Carolina Facility has Reached Full Operating Status

The 33,000 square-foot service center contains an extensive inventory of PRODEC® 303, PRODEC® 304L, PRODEC® 316L and 17-4 stainless steel bar stock. It features...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Vacuum Heat Treatment Book Available by “Heat Treat Doctor”

Vacuum Heat Treatment is a new book by Daniel H. Herring, “The Heat Treat Doctor” that focuses on principles, practices and applications providing the...

Alfe Heat Treating Invests in New Facility

Alfe Heat Treating, the largest aluminum heat treater in the United States, has recently completed a $20 million dollar capital equipment investment to retool...

Modern Heat Treat Buys 5th Afc-Holcroft Batch Furnace

Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat treating operation located in Richland Hills, Texas, will soon be receiving their fifth new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch...

Inductive Heating Technology for Hot Forming

For decades, inductive heating technology for hot forming has been one of the most successful technological developments and this has made us the leading...

SDI Selects Tenova Core New Walking Beam Furnace

Tenova Core has been contracted by Steel Dynamics, Inc., for the design and supply of a 100 ton/hour walking beam reheating furnace at its...

Ipsen’s TurboTreater® Units Offer Convenient Solutions

Ipsen has recently shipped an H3636 2 bar TurboTreater® furnace to a commercial heat treatment company in the southeastern U.S. The state-of-the-art, high-temperature furnace...

BOS Services Introduces Addition of Blasting Room

BOS Services Heat Treating introduces the addition of a blasting room, which spans 30’ L x 18’ W x 17’ H with overhead crane...

Draw Batch Oven Used for Stress Relieving Stainless Steel Shafts for Turbines

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured a gas-fired industrial draw batch oven with a powered load table for a company that repairs and refurbishes generators...

Hancock Named President/Managing Director of Two SPX Thermal Facilities

SPX Thermal Product Solutions announces the naming of Blake Hancock as president/managing director for its White Deer, PA and Riverside, MI facilities.Hancock joins the...

QuesTek’s Ferrium® C64™ Alloy Achieves SAE AMS 6509 Specification

SAE International has issued Aerospace Material Specification 6509 for Ferrium® C64™, a high-hardness, high-strength, high-temperature-resistant, carburizing-grade steel that was computationally designed by QuesTek Innovations...

Max Hoetzl Receives the CHTE Distinguished Service Award

Max Hoetzl, P.E., vice president of technology for Surface Combustion, Inc. and former IHEA president, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 CHTE Distinguished...

eldec MIND: Modular Systems for Hardening Chucked Parts and Shafts up to ø 1200...

Where competence meets experience. The MIND series is the result of many years of experience, which we have gained as a supplier of inductive...

Houghton International Maximizes Machining Efficiencies and Reduces Operational Costs for Manufacturers

In order to maximize efficiency, today’s machine shops and manufacturing centers require metalworking fluids that can work in many applications and on a wide...

Solar Atmospheres

When William R. Jones founded Solar Atmospheres in 1983, he brought decades of experience in vacuum furnace equipment and heat-treating to the manufacturing industry....

Austempering: An Old Process with New Potential for Gears

The Austemper heat treat process was first developed in the 1930’s. Its application was initially limited to low volume, relatively small steel components. This has...

Future of heat treating of gears is similar to garage sale mentality

When and how does a heat treater determine whether to purchase new equipment or rebuild an old furnace? Several years ago I participated in a...

Site Safety

In 35 years, I’ve witnessed many industrial accidents. Even at the start of my career, I was evaluating the combination of events that lead...

Rapid Stress Relief and Tempering

Stress relief and tempering are important processes, but they are still conducted much as they have been for the past 50 years. However, advanced...

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....

Variety of Furnaces Can Be Used for Heat Treatment of Gears

Gear heat treatment can be done in a wide variety of different types of industrial furnaces, each with its own unique characteristics. This article...

Process automation and controls for carburizing

Process control can be defined as the ability to meet certain parameters over time using inputs from the process and controlling outputs for desired...

Q&A with Keith Boeckenhauer

What is your background? I have an engineering degree from the University of Missouri and I’ve been with Seco/Warwick since 1984, working in sales, engineering,...

How to Avoid Heat Treatment Problems When Launching New Gear Programs

So you’ve just secured an exciting new gear-manufacturing project and it’s time to start production planning. Heat treatment, such as carburizing, hardening and tempering,...

A Case for Acetylene Based Low Pressure Carburizing of Gears

Low pressure carburizing (LPC) is the technology of choice for the precise carburizing of high-performance gearing . To achieve absolute process repeatability and the...

New Simulation Software Tool Successfully Used in Carburizing Gears

In 1999 when the Center for Heat Treat Excellence (CHTE) was formed, the idea was to develop collaborative research between the industrial sector and...

Contour Hardening Bevel, Hypoid, and Pinion Gears

Traditional gear heat treatment involves gas carburizing in batch or continuous furnaces for an extended time, and then oil quenching. The gears are typically...

Maintenance Procedures for Vacuum Furnaces

More gear manufacturers need to add vacuum furnace machines to the shop floor and include this procedure in the overall manufacturing process. As vacuum...
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