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Ipsen Offers App and Demonstration of Predictive Maintenance Software at FNA 2016

Ipsen will provide an in-depth look at its latest technologies and advancements during Furnaces North America (FNA) 2016. From cutting-edge predictive maintenance capabilities to...

Analysis of Heat Treat Growth on Carburized Ring Gear and Multivariate Regression Model Development

In gear manufacturing and machine assembly, dimensional stability of each component and conformance to print requirements are of critical importance. During processing, dimensional changes...

New Grip Smart System for Hot Workpieces by Wickert

Wickert Hydraulic Presses is a global manufacturer of fixture hardening systems for heat treated high-tolerance parts, such as the carburization of gears or parts...

Coupling CFD and Oil Quench Hardening Analysis of a Gear Component

Today, powertrain development is driven in the direction of weight reduction by replacing heavier components with low-cost or higher strength alloys for industries such...

Heat Treat Expansion Complete at McInnes Rolled Rings

McInnes Rolled Rings recently completed an $8 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion to its current manufacturing facility. The addition expands its present heat treat size capabilities...

Residual Stress Distribution in an Induction Hardened Gear

A vast majority of steel gears are heat treated in order to obtain the desirable properties of a final product such as a high...

Thermex Metal Treating Expands Plant Capacity with Seco/Warwick’s ZeroFlow Technology

Thermex Metal Treating is expanding capacity at its facility in Canada with the purchase of a gas nitrider with vertical pit-style loading and Seco/Warwick’s...

Case Study: Laser Hardening

To increase the hardness of a steel material, there are basically three required steps in the hardening process. Step one is to heat the...

Grieve’s 2000°F Inert Atmosphere, Heavy-Duty Furnace Used for Turbine Components

No. 1039 is a 2000°F (1093°C) inert atmosphere, heavy-duty furnace from Grieve that is currently being used for heat treating turbine components at the...

Gas Nitriding

In general, nitriding of parts involves a thermal process that provides a tough, corrosion-resistant, and wear-resistant surface with less distortion compared to other case...

Heat-Absorbing Compound Blocks Heat Transfer Through Metal

Alvin Products of Everett, Massachusetts, recently released its heat-absorbing compound that protects metal from heat damage and prevents heat from traveling through the metal...

Carburizing

While some heat treatments are used to soften the material or improve its machinability, most are processed to obtain strengthened or hardened properties. The...

Jeff Opitz Joins CeraMaterials

CeraMaterials recently announced that Jeff Opitz has joined CeraMaterials as its technical sales specialist in the Port Jervis, New York, headquarters facility. Opitz has...

Stainless Steels

Kitchen sinks, refrigerator or oven doors, and tableware are what many people think of when they are asked what’s made from stainless steel (SS)....

Timken Names Roellgen, Ruel, and Connors to Executive Sales and Marketing Roles

The Timken Company, a global leader in tapered roller bearings, has named Andreas Roellgen and Brian J. Ruel to the positions of vice president...

Q&A with Bill Stuehr

Please tell us how Induction Tooling began. In 1975, I was working as a process design engineer with a local commercial heat treating company. Several...

Houghton International

Since its founding in 1865 by Edwin F. Houghton, the company has maintained its mission of combining environmental stewardship and social responsibility with the...

Improved Materials and Enhanced Fatigue Resistance for Gear Components

For decades, the gear industry has addressed the challenge to produce high-performance components in a cost-effective manner. To meet design intent, vehicle transmission components...
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