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COVID-19’s effect on PRI / Nadcap

At this point in 2020, we have all felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic both personally and professionally. As of the writing of...

Performance and Properties of a new Alternative Gear Steel

In the ongoing strive for light weighting or power densification, high-performance clean steels are showing a significant improvement. As a next step, gear steels...

Heat treatment of aluminum, quenching Part III

In the last article, we discussed quenching of aluminum, and the importance of rapid quenching to prevent the formation of precipitates at the grain...

Get to know IHEA’s new member: DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES

IHEA’s newest member, DELTA H TECHNOLOGIES, is a growing family business that prides itself on quality and performance. The company was originally established as...

IMAT ASMS 2021 issues call for abstracts

IMAT 2021 will co-locate with Heat Treat 2021, North American Cold Spray Conference 2021, and Motion + Power Technology Expo 2021. ASM is the...

Maintaining uniform target temperature

There are various processes where temperatures and other operating parameters in the oven must be controlled accurately in real-time with minimal delays. Taking a...

Turkish company adds Nitrex system to expand production

Turkish aluminum extrusion company Alugen Aluminium expanded its production capabilities with the addition of a new Nitrex NXK series nitriding system. Founded in 2012,...

Graphalloy® introduces 327 lower profile pillow blocks

Graphite Metallizing Corporation, the manufacturers of self-lubricating Graphalloy® bushing materials for high temperature, low temperature, submerged, food, and other tough applications adds a new...

‘Say what you do, do what you say’

In the special process world of the aerospace industry, companies with requirements of aerospace manufacturing must rely on the accreditation of AS9100 and the...

Gasbarre names Fleming as manager to grow business

Gasbarre hired Keith Fleming as business development manager for Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems. Fleming’s experience and knowledge will support existing customers and advance Gasbarre’s...

ECM USA

When ECM USA General Manager Dennis Beauchesne first started at the industrial heat-treat supplier, he would only see one or two cars on the...

Q&A with Andrew Storey

What’s a typical week like for you? I’m the technical person who works on a specific group of products on the sales side of...

Gasbarre delivers vacuum oil quench furnace system

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems commissioned a vacuum oil quench furnace which included two bar gas quench capabilities to an international manufacturer. The batch system,...

Tenova commissions JW Aluminum’s new hot rolling mill

Tenova, a leading company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, has successfully commissioned the roll grinding machine and roll shop...

The Mint of Poland orders 2nd furnace from Seco/Warwick

The Mint of Poland, a producer of circulation and collector coins for the National Bank of Poland, has purchased a second Vector® vacuum furnace....

Evaluating a material’s response during austenitization

Carbon content in steel has a direct correlation to the hardness and overall strength of a component after heat treatment. Carbon can take many...

Solar Atmospheres successfully vacuum hardens large H13 liner

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA successfully vacuum hardened one of the largest aluminum extrusion liners. The massive H13 liner measured over 100 inches overall length...

Grieve #1054 is a 500°F top-loading oven

Grieve’s 1054 oven is a 500°F (260°C) top-loading, electrically heated oven, currently used for heat treating parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this...

Rotec purchases Seco/Warwick high vacuum brazing technology

Rotec, Russia’s only facility that manufactures welded honeycomb seals, has purchased a Seco/Warwick vacuum furnace system that will let Rotec expand the range and...

Can-Eng to deliver furnaces to heat treat closed die forgings

Can-Eng Furnaces International LTD, has been contracted to deliver a significant number of different furnace types to multiple unique customers in the United States...

Metalloinvest gives Tenova contract for HBI-1 Plant at Lebedinsky GOK

Metalloinvest, a leading global iron ore and HBI producer and supplier, has launched the modernization of the hot briquetted iron module No.1 (HBI-1) at...

Solar Atmospheres’ South Carolina facility nuclear approved

Solar Atmospheres’ Greenville, South Carolina, facility was recently approved to NQA-1, 10CFR50 Appendix B, and 10CFR21. These standards represent the nuclear power industry’s requirements for...
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