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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...

CEIA USA

What is the common thread between metal detection and induction heating? CEIA has explored this question for over 20 years and, in the process,...

Lighter Weight and Increased Fatigue Strength with Adi

Have you ever hit a rock or other hard projectile while cutting your lawn? Have you noticed that the blade is dented, not broken...

How Gears Fail

Heat treatment plays an important — some would say critical — role in gear manufacturing. Therefore, there is a need to better understand, from...

Q&A with Tom Ott

Most people don’t associate hardness testing with heat treatment, but it’s very relevant. You say there are a number of products that are really...

Recent Inventions and Innovations in Induction Hardening of Gears and Gear-like Components

This paper focuses on recent inventions and innovations (from the past four-six years) in induction hardening of gears and gear-like components, including, but not...

Heat Treat Process For Gears

Heat treatment is a critical and complex element in the manufacturing of gears that greatly impacts how each will perform in transmitting power or...

Typical Heat Treatment Defects of Gears and Solutions Using FEA Modeling

Steel gears are heat treated to obtain enhanced properties and improved service performance. Quench hardening is one of the most important heat treatment processes...

Tighter Control Through Understanding What Your TUS Reports Are Telling You

Temperature uniformity is the temperature variation (usually expressed as ± degrees) within the qualified furnace work zone (Figure 1) with respect to a set...

Gas vs. Liquid Quenching: A Direct Comparison in Hardenability to Reduce Distortion

Introduction Hardenability is the ability of steel to partially or completely transform from austenite to some fraction of martensite at a given depth below the...

Deep Cryogenic Treatment

What is deep cryogenic treatment? Deep cryogenic treatment (DCT) of steels and other materials is a distinct process that uses the application of extreme...

Site Safety

In the last issue of Thermal Processing, I wrote a pretty broad and general article about the do's and dont’s of safety, using some...

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...

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Completes Quality Systems Section of Nadcap

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) completed the Quality Systems section of the Nadcap (National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) audit with zero findings. The...

Solar Manufacturing Receives Vacuum Furnace Order From Major Gear Manufacturer

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. recently received an order for a Model HVC-3836-2IQ horizontal, front-loading vacuum carburizing furnace from Aero Gear, Inc., a major gear manufacturer...

United Process Controls Welcomes New North American Sales Manager

United Process Controls (UPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Torok to the position of North American sales manager. Mr. Torok will...

Lucifer Furnaces Supplies Box Furnace to Lycian Stage Lighting

Lycian Stage Lighting, a leading American based manufacturer of theatrical followspot lights has updated its heat treating with a Lucifer Furnaces bench style box...

Applied Process, Inc. Hosts First AP University

More than 30 designers and engineers went “back to college” to learn how austempered ductile iron (ADI) could work in their manufacturing operations. The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Presenting the eldec MIND-M

The eldec MIND-M is the compact, “smaller sibling” of the full-featured MIND hardening machine series from eldec; it is a complete, integrated system for...

ALD-Holcroft Expands Sales Representative Network

ALD-Holcroft has signed Telesis HV, LLC as exclusive sales representatives in Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Telesis HV, LLC is a manufacturer’s representative firm...

Solar Atmospheres of California Approved By General Electric Aviation, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Moog

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is now an approved supplier of General Electric Aviation (GEA), UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) and Moog Corporation.  These well-known...

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Announces the Hiring of Colin Thomas

Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry would like to announce the hiring of Colin Thomas as the newest addition to the ATP team. With over 30...

Modultherm from ALD-Holcroft: Automated Vacuum Furnace Systems Centered on Process Flexibility

ModulTherm is a highly flexible, fully automated concept in vacuum thermal processing technology. It combines high productivity with virtually unlimited flexibility, while reducing thermal treatment...

Three-Chamber Casemaster Evolution Vacuum Carburizing Furnaces from Seco/Warwick

Seco/Warwick Corp. has received an order for a three-chamber CaseMaster Evolution® Vacuum Carburizing furnace with washers, tempers, and a full data retrieval system. The...

Wirco, Inc. Acquires Salloy, Inc.

Wirco, Incorporated is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Salloy, Incorporated located in Simpsonville, South Carolinia. For over 30 years, Salloy has produced...

Super Systems, Inc. Releases SuperCALC,

Super Systems Inc. has released SuperCALC, an advanced calculator app for the heat treating industry available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod and Android smartphones...
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