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Improving Production Safely with Integrated Heat Treat and Quenching Cell

These aspects are not just requested, but increasingly required by industrial clients looking to install new thermal systems or expand or enhance existing processes...

Simulation of Gas Quenching of Steel Parts

One major difference between immersion quenching and gas quenching is the presence of boiling during the early stages of quenching in oil or water....

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...

Furnace Atmospheres

The makeup of a furnace’s atmosphere in the heat treating process varies depending upon the application. Sensor technology allows for the in-situ monitoring of...

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...

Carburizing and Steel

In carburizing, gears must be heated to reach the appropriate temperature for the steel grade without causing excessive grain growth and distortion in a...

The Euclid Heat Treating Company

If there’s a word to describe Cleveland, Ohio’s Euclid Heat Treating Company, that word is “diverse.” Established in 1945 in a garage building with...

Q&A with Jim Litzinger

Your company, Orton, offers TempTabs, some pretty ingenious technology for monitoring temperature throughout a furnace. How did the idea come about? Our founder, Edward Orton...

Inductive Spin Hardening of Gears: A Survey of Key Features and Benefits

A large part of the misunderstanding of induction hardening seems to stem from an incomplete grasp of the basic induction heating process. This is...

Properties of Cases Treated with High-Temperature Vacuum Carburization

Carburizing continues to be one of the basic thermochemical treatments used for industrial steel. With the development of the industry, carburizing has evolved from...

CASE STUDY: Company: Praxair Distribution, Inc. Customer: ALD Thermal Treatment, Inc.

In the past several years, heat treating companies have experienced a significant supply disruption in generated acetylene. Additionally, generated acetylene may not offer the...

Cures for Heat Treaters Headaches

Heat treaters all over the world encounter similar problems with atmosphere furnaces. These problems not only cause operational headaches in the daily lives of...

Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing System for Automotive Ring Gears

Nitrex Metal, Inc. has completed the installation of a new nitriding/nitrocarburizing system at Korean heat treater Dongwoo HST Ltd. The system is used primarily...

Flexible Induction Heating Coil Designed for Large Unusual Shapes

Ambrell, an Ameritherm Company, has released the flexible, 25 ft EasyCoil. It can be used with Ambrell Ekoheat induction heating systems—up to the 250...

Cut Down on Errors and Costs with CAS dataTaker Systems

Manual measurements are notoriously error-prone. Technicians need highly accurate data in any manufacturing process, especially temperature monitoring in heat treatment ovens. As a recent...

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace Announces New Contract with Cessna

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace North America announceD that it has entered into a three-year contract extension with Cessna Aircraft Company to remain its service provider for...

Alcoa and RUSNANO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Produce Aluminum Drill Pipe with Antiwear...

Alcoa and OJSC RUSNANO will produce technologically advanced oil and gas aluminum drill pipe finished with a life-extending antiwear coating under a Memorandum of...

Kobe Steel Develops New Forging Method for Built-Up Crankshafts Used in Ship Engines

Kobe Steel, Ltd. has developed a new die-forging method to manufacture built-up type crankshafts for diesel engines in ships. The new die forging method...

Miba Sinter Investing $7 Million to Expand Auto Parts Plant in Ohio

Miba Sinter USA LLC, McConnelsville, Ohio, has invested $7 million to double the size of its sintering plant by February 2014. A division of...

Thermal Spray Equipment Based on Advances in Data Acquisition, Remote Diagnostics

TAFA Inc., a Praxair Surface Technologies Co. has developed and improved equipment for coating performance and repeatability, as reported in “Equipment Advances for Advanced Coatings,”...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 550°F Floor-Level Cabinet Oven From Grieve

No. 1030 is a 550ºF floor-level electric cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heating large gears at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of...

Lake City Heat Treating Specializes In Vacuum Heat Treating Of Stainless Steels and Cobalt...

Lake City Heat Treating introduces new literature featuring its hot isostatic pressing and vacuum heat treating services. The company  specializes in vacuum heat treating...

Ipsen to Present Papers and Showcase New Technologies at ASM Heat Treat 2013

Ipsen USA will present two papers at the 27th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition,  “Redefining Quenching Technology” and “Bright Tempering: Achieving High-Quality...

Bodycote Reports Six-Month Revenues Rose by 5%

Bodycote plc, UK, reports that revenues in the six months to June 30 rose 5% from $464 million to $488 million.  However, revenues would have...

Praxair to Increase Capacity at its Kirtland Plant to 300 Tons per Day of...

Praxair Inc. has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, N.M., to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan...

New Process Metallurgist/Laboratory Supervisor at Inductoheat, Inc.

Inductoheat, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. Mr. Tarpinian is a...

Solar Manufacturing Redesigns and Rebuilds Abar/Ipsen VFC 72″x72″ Vertical Vacuum Furnace

Recently, an Abar/Ipsen vertical bottom-loading vacuum furnace, located in NE Ohio, suffered major damage due to a quench fan failure. One of the fan...

Solar Atmospheres Donates Heat Treating Vacuum Furnace to ASM International

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa. has designed and built a lab-size, horizontal, internal quenching furnace that it donated to ASM International for its Teaching...

Wisconsin Oven opens 30,000 Square Foot Facility in Waukesha

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has opened another plant in Waukesh, Wis.  The 30,000-square-foot  existing facility will increase the capacity of the industrial oven manufacturer’s existing...

Ambrell Sells an EKOHEAT for Shrink Fitting Application

Ambrell, a leading manufacturer of induction heating systems, has sold an EKOHEAT 10 kW/100 kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer for a shrink fitting application....

Alfe Helps Design and Heat-Treat Chassis and Suspension for Solar-Powered Car

Alfe Heat Treating, sponsor of the University of Texas Austin’s Solar Power Team, helped design and build the TexSun, a vehicle with an aluminum...

Latest Contracts, Commissioning of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A.

This year, the Atmosphere Furnaces business segment of Seco/Warwick Europe S.A. commissioned a roller hearth furnace processing line for the heat treatment of ARLHE-T-700...

FEI Introduces Three Transmission Electron Microscopy Systems for Semiconductors and Materials

FEI Co. has launched the new Metrios TEM (transmission electron microscope) for advanced semiconductor manufacturing metrology; the Talos TEM that provides high-speed imaging and...
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