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Bodycote tackles ocean energy with CorPower deal

Bodycote, a worldwide provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, is targeting the marine renewables sector by working with wave energy pioneer...

The advantages of pulse plasma nitriding

In the gear manufacturing industry, when case-hardening, tempering, or nitriding the surface of steel, whether for gears or gearboxes, the options have traditionally included...

Oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites enabling widespread industry adoption

Oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites are gaining increasing attention as a mainstream material option for high-temperature components in the aerospace and advanced energy sectors. As...

AC7102 Checklist Review, Part 2

Editor’s note » This is the second of a five-part series of articles that will deconstruct the requirements of AC7102. Each article will appear every...

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA acquires sales partner

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors and systems, acquired Jennings Associates Inc. (dba Jennings Alberts Inc),...

Premier Furnace ships large car bottom furnace

Premier Furnace Specialists/BeaverMatic shipped a large electrically-heated car bottom furnace to be installed at a customer’s location in the midwestern United States. The system...

ECM continues to have orders for Flex system

ECM’s drive to provide captive and commercial heat treaters with quality vacuum furnace solutions continues into 2021 with two multi-chamber system orders for low-pressure...

L&L gets box furnace order for annealing firearm barrels

L&L Special Furnace Company has received a second order for a medium-sized floor-standing box furnace that will be used for annealing gun barrels for...

Good habits, a solid system can help avoid mistakes 

The contract is the first piece of paper you receive with incoming parts prior to processing. This is the purchase order (PO) that details...

IHEA announces its 2021 annual meeting

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is ready to deliver a safe and healthy environment for its 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 26-28,...

Linde launches low-carbon gases product line

Linde announced the launch of Linde Green, a new product line of atmospheric gases produced with 100 percent renewable energy. The Linde Green portfolio includes...

Heat treatment of aluminum Part VII – Hardness and conductivity

In the previous article, we discussed the artificial aging of aluminum. Once we have heat treated the parts, we need to verify the properties....

ECM USA hires senior project manager in Mexico

Juan Cruz, of Saltillo Coahuila Mexico, has joined the ECM USA team. With a mechatronics engineering degree from the Technologic Institute of Saltillo ITS...

Predicting strains key to evaluating heat-treat response

Quench hardening of steel components requires the components to be heated to a temperature such that the solid-state crystal structure of the material changes...

Solar Atmospheres hires sales director in California

Solar Atmospheres hired Frank Trujillo as director of sales at Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA).  As a seasoned sales professional with more than 30 years...

Thermal Care earns AHRI certification for  line of chillers

Thermal Care was recently AHRI certified for its Accuchiller line of water-cooled portable, packaged, and central chillers by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration...

Defense contractor orders from Signature Vacuum

Signature Vacuum received another order from a United States defense contractor for a custom ceramic sintering vacuum furnace. The Model VBS-12 ordered will increase...

Q&A with Turgay Ozan

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors, and systems, has acquired Jennings Associates Inc., a distributor for...

Lucifer Furnaces builds dual chamber Red Devil

Lucifer Furnaces, manufacturer of industrial heat-treating furnaces and ovens, shipped a dual chamber Red Devil furnace to a customer in the Midwest. The Red...

4th International Conference on HTSE of Tools and Dies successfully held online

This first online global IFHTSE conference was hosted by member China Heat Treatment Industry Association (CHTA) and co-organized by Harbin Institute of Technology and...

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc.

Sometimes, big things can be born from a simple act of kindness. Such is the case with L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. The company is...

Global aerospace manufacturer orders Vector furnace from Seco/Vacuum

A global aerospace manufacturer’s order for a flagship single-chamber Seco/Vacuum gas-quench vacuum furnace is the second order for its U.S. plant in less than...

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania expands for the future

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently took occupancy of a new 15,000 square foot “connector” building. This building joins the existing 80,000 square foot workspace,...

Fluoramics works to prevent cryogenic leaks and corrosion

Cryogenic liquids such as oxygen, nitrogen and argon are not only important now to keep vaccines extremely cold, they are also used in other...

Thermal-Vac adds nitriding, FNC capabilities from Gasbarre

Thermal-Vac Technology recently partnered with Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems to add precision nitriding and FNC capabilities to its facility in Orange, California. The electrically heated...

Brick die manufacturer orders GS2026 furnaces to increase production

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has shipped two model GS2026 heat-treating furnaces to a manufacturer of brick dies, textured stucco rollers, and extrusion equipment...
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