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Heat treatment of gears

Often the options of heat treat may feel pre-defined when looked at from a gear designer’s perspective. There are options, but both gear designers...

An interpretable machine learning based approach for process to areal surface metrology informatics

Surface metrology parameters represent an important class of design variables, which can be controlled because they represent the DNA or fingerprint of the whole...

Women in manufacturing: Diversifying the industry

You don’t have to go very far back in time to find a point where the role of women in the manufacturing sector was...

Press quenching tooling design using simulation

Steel powertrain gears are commonly carburized and quench hardened to improve strength and wear characteristics. However, solid-state phase changes occurring within the steel during...

Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating – learn online with IHEA

IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course has been a successful source of high-level learning to those in the industrial heat processing...

27th IFHTSE Congress, European conference on heat treatment headed to Austria

The 27th IFHTSE Congress will be in Salzburg, Austria, September 5-8, 2022 at the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center. The conference chairs are Eva...

INTEK Corp.

What manufacturing process today does not require the application of heat? From pre-heating, drying, curing, thermoforming, annealing, potting, and more, almost every product created...

Settle requirement conflicts before accepting a contract

Resolving conflict among purchase order requirements, drawings, and regulatory requirements can be quite the task when accepting contracts for heat treatment. Unfortunately, it happens...

Using water as a quenchant

In this short column, we will discuss quenching with water. As a quenching medium, plain water approaches the maximum cooling rate attainable in a...

Q&A with Lauren Jones

Why is it important to invest in the future of heat-treating? Nearly every metal component undergoes some type of heat-treating application. Vacuum furnaces contribute to...

Elvial S.A. purchases a second furnace from Nitrex

Elvial S.A., one of the largest aluminum extrusion companies in Greece, has purchased a second NX-815 E furnace from Nitrex Metal to meet the...

Demand for new vacuum furnaces continues at Ipsen

Business levels continued to increase for Ipsen in the second half of 2021, with vacuum furnace orders surpassing pre-pandemic levels. New equipment orders since the...

PEER Energy, Schwing Technologies are now development partners

German companies PEER Energy GmbH and Schwing Technologies GmbH recently signed a long-term cooperation agreement. The aim of the agreement is the further technical development...

Ceramics provider purchases L&L floor-standing, high-temperature box furnace

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. shipped a floor-standing, high-temperature silicon carbide furnace to a worldwide supplier of high-temperature piezo ceramics used in military, aerospace,...

Global tool manufacturer adds two additional tempering furnaces

Seco/Vacuum has received an order for two more Vector® vacuum tempering furnaces from an international cutting tool manufacturer. Two more Vector vacuum furnaces are headed...
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