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Increased Productivity Combining C/C Fixturing and LPC

Carbon/carbon and graphite materials are used in a variety of applications throughout the high temperature furnace industry. Entire vacuum hot zones are manufactured from...

Heat Treat 101: A Primer

Gears play an essential role in the performance of many products that we rely on in our everyday lives. When we think about gears,...

Vacuum Carburizing Large Gears

Throughout the machining process, great care is taken to achieve and maintain critical dimensions. The gears are then handed over for heat treatment. Exposing...

Tooth-by-Tooth Induction Hardening of Gears (and How To Avoid Some Common Problems)

Tooth-by-tooth induction hardening of gears is a complex process. Variations of any of kind may be sufficient to cause the process to run out...

Flame Hardening Gears

Long gone are the days when a machine operator sat in a dark corner of the shop staring at the cherry red glow of...

Heat Treatment of Large Components

Large gear components can be offered in many applications such as marine, wind power, steel rolling mills, power plants, transportation, railroad, aircraft, cement crushers,...

Furnace atmospheres and temperature

Getting the Right Protective and Carburizing Atmosphere The makeup of a furnace’s atmosphere in the heat treating process varies based upon the application. For carburizing,...

Some workpieces are too large and expensive to fit into conventional benchtop hardness testers

Portable Rockwell Hardness Testing of Large Induction Hardened Work Pieces The previous article identified many factors related to benchtop Rockwell hardness testing practices. This article...

Furnace Maintenance

When a heat treat manager or anyone responsible for purchasing heat treating equipment makes a buy decision, they must first consider the process required,...

Q&A with Bob Wells

What are some factors one should consider in cryogenic processing of gears? First off, what is the size I need? Secondly, how do I want...

Park Thermal International

Heat treating salts, on-site service, engineering support, alternative financing solutions—Park Thermal International is the definition of a “one-stop-shop” for heat treating needs. But company...

Advantages of Induction Hardening with No Soft Zone on Large Bearings

Large bearings are required to carry large axial and radial forces and their resulting torques. Typical applications include general machinery and construction equipment, as...

Ipsen Congratulates February Grads of Ipsen U

The first Ipsen U class of the year, held in February, was a huge success for attendees. Sixteen attendees completed the course, including individuals...

Davron Continuous Conveyor Oven Cuts Labor Cost and Energy Comsumption

Davron Technologies, Inc. designed and manufactured the DTI-775, a gas-fired continuous conveyor oven, to cure disc brake pads for an automotive Tier 1 supplier....

Nitriding Process Temperature Trending Using a Data Logger

Last November, CAS DataLoggers supplied the industrial data logging solution to Northeast Coating Technologies in Kennebunk, Maine. NCT is a surface treatment company specializing...

Ipsen Exhibits at 19th Annual MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition

Ipsen appeared at booth #2501/2503 near the entrance of the pavilion. Their representatives were on hand at this three-day event to feature their vacuum...

Bill Euliano Named Aftermarket Director for North America at SECO/WARWICK Corp.

In this role, Mr. Euliano is responsible for all aftermarket services including technical rebuilds and upgrades, renewal parts and field service.  He joined SECO/WARWICK...

UTTIS Industries SRL and NOXMAT GmbH Form a New Partnership

The two companies would like to announce that UTTIs, a furnace manufacturer from Romania and NOXMAT, a leading manufacturer of industrial gas burners from...

Ben Crawford Joins J.L. Becker Company as Sales Manager

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Crawford for the position of Sales Manager. Prior to...

Solar Manufacturing Delivers Custom Furnace to Coatings Company

Solar Manufacturing recently delivered and successfully started-up a uniquely designed vacuum furnace required by a major specialized coating services company.  Working with the customer...

SONA BLW Precision Forge Invests in AFC-Holcroft Batch Furnace Line

SONA BLW Precision Forge, located in Selma, North Carolina, USA, has purchased a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace and support equipment for...

A Full Spectrum Of Metal Analysis Techniques

The Chemical Analysis department of Keighley Labs offers an independent, bespoke service to aerospace manufacturers, the energy sector, rail industry, foundries, plating companies, galvanisers,...

Successful Start-Up Of Two 350t Hot-Dip Galvanizing Pots For Automotive Line At European Steel...

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic successfully started up the Phase Two galvanizing equipment for an automotive line at a major steel producer in Europe. The line...

Sinterite Renews ISO/IEC Accreditation

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, is proud to announce the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation, allowing the furnace maker to perform certified...

Sulzer Sells Coatings Unit for $949 Million

Swiss machinery manufacturer Sulzer (SUN.S) agreed to sell its coatings unit Metco to peer Oerlikon (OERL.S) for around 850 million Swiss francs ($949 million)...

New Hot Box Thermal Barrier TS08 for Temperature Profiling

Temperature profiling systems are typically used to measure product temperature throughout the brazing cycle and consist of thermocouples attached to the aluminum product, conveying...
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