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Ipsen sees increased demand from mid-size manufacturers

As more mid-sized companies recover from pandemic-related disruptions, Ipsen is seeing a surge in interest for standardized equipment. Ipsen reports a steady increase of orders...

Titanium alloy microstructure fingerprint plots from in-process machining

Titanium alloy components require several machining stages of forged billets, which are supplied in a range of annealing conditions. Generally, the machining performance is...

Enabling a better custom ceramic fabrication

Ceramic structures filled with tiny macroscopic pores play an important role in industrial and biomedical products, but they’re also notoriously difficult to fabricate. A Cornell...

Kentucky Machine & Engineering upgrades to Lucifer furnace

Kentucky Machine & Engineering chose a Lucifer Furnaces Red Devil dual chamber furnace-over-oven when it was looking to replace an old gas-fired furnace. As...

IHEA education heats up this fall

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) offers a plethora of training opportunities and educational resources to keep businesses moving forward. IHEA members contribute their...

Mining company contracts Can-Eng car bottom furnaces

Can-Eng Furnaces International, Ltd. was awarded a contract to design and manufacture two 50,000-pound load capacity car bottom furnaces for one of the largest...

Bolt manufacturer to get ATE process line by Seco/Warwick

Seco/Warwick will provide global bolt manufacturer Solvera Gawel Technology S.A. with a second ATE process line comprising an electrical mesh belt PTE furnace. The new...

Salzburg conference to commemorate IFHTSE’s 50th year

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022. This is going to be a very special event, as it will...

National mints opt for Seco/Warwick furnace technology

Seco/Warwick will deliver a Vector® vacuum furnace to another national mint. The furnace will be delivered to the manufacturer of circulation and collection coins...

Use of molten salts for martempering of steel

In July’s column, I talked about molten salts and the different types. In this short column, we discuss the benefits of using molten salts...

Super Systems performs controls upgrade for furnace

Super Systems, Inc. recently completed a controls upgrade for Elmira Heat Treat in Elmira, New York. The scope of the project included a new...

Ipsen’s operational teams prepare for production spike

While some businesses saw an economic slowdown in the last year, Ipsen USA took advantage of rare downtime by completing several operational projects focused...

Service Heat Treating expands footprint, adds capacity

Service Heat Treating, a leading Midwest heat treater, completed a multi-year plant expansion. “We added almost 40,000 square feet, effectively doubling our space,” said Paul...

AC7102 Checklist Review, Part 4

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

Why is modeling the immersion process so important?

Liquid quenching of long steel components can introduce significant distortion if the component is not lowered into the liquid quench bath properly. Whether the...

Q&A with Tim Donofrio

Can-Eng Furnaces was recently awarded two contracts for its high-capacity line of mesh belt fastener heat treatment systems. What made this system ideal for...

Q&A with Chuck Faulkner

What makes attending Heat Treat 2021 an important activity for heat treaters? ASM Heat Treat 2021 is one of the premier events globally for the...

Lucifer provides hardening furnace for heat treating

Lucifer Furnaces delivered a high-temperature hardening box furnace to a metal stamping manufacturer in the Southeast United States. The end user chose a Lucifer...

Furnace patent awarded for 600 hp 460-volt motor

Solar Manufacturing Inc., Sellersville, Pennsylvania, has received US Patent No. 11053560, issue date July 6, 2021.  The patent covers the use of a full isolation...

Seco/Warwick sends fifth furnace to global manufacturer

Voestalpine High Performance Metals Polska, a leader in the tool and dies segment, placed an order for a retort tempering furnace with vacuum purging. The...

Auto fastener producer chooses Can-Eng system

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was awarded two contracts from one of the world’s largest producers of high volume, specialty automotive fasteners. The two systems...

Welding Alloys introduces SprayClad thermal spray

The Welding Alloys Group launched a thermal spray solution for applications in the waste to energy, biomass and fossil fuel boilers. This process is...

Tenova receives order for decarburization and coating line

Tenova, a leading company in sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, received a new contract for the supply of a...

Kolene Corporation

Sometimes, a company’s trek through history takes interesting turns — meaning that what was being produced at the beginning of the journey may end...

Dante announces plans for Heat Treat 2021

Dante Solutions will be at Heat Treat 2021 to share recent advancements in heat treatment modeling and talk heat treatment simulation with fellow conference...

Burloak Technologies commissions two DELTA H® heat treat furnace systems

Burloak Technologies received and commissioned two DELTA H® furnace systems for use in both R&D as well as full-scale additive manufacturing production of aluminum...

Tenova launches hydrogen-ready burner for heat-treatment furnaces

In a milestone toward a more sustainable combustions process, Tenova developed the first burners for furnaces using up to 100 percent hydrogen while keeping...

Solar Atmospheres vacuum heat treats longest nickel alloy tubes

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA successfully vacuum heat treated the largest and longest load of nickel alloy tubing ever in a commercial vacuum furnace. The...

Nitrex Aurora’s new LPC and vacuum system fully operational in September

Nitrex’s Aurora commercial heat-treat facility is now in the hot testing phase of its newly installed low-pressure carburizing (LPC) and vacuum system, which is...
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