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Plasma nitriding as a low-nitriding potential process

Plasma/ion nitriding is a process that can be easily applied to various high-alloy steels. Some of these steels — for example M-2, S-7, D-2,...

Heat treatment of steel measurement of hardness and tensile strength

The heat treatment of steel changes its microstructure, its hardness, and its tensile strength. These issues are of utmost importance as they are closely...

Investigating a new cooling technology for electric vehicles

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is well underway: It’s estimated the number of EVs populating U.S. roads alone will double by 2024. And though...

PMEA elects Alex Gasbarre new president

Alex T. Gasbarre, CEO, Gasbarre Products, Inc., DuBois, Pennsylvania, has been elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association (PMEA). PMEA is one of...

Be attached to process, not results of Nadcap audit

The dreaded Nadcap audit. The daunting AC7102 main checklist with 10 job audits. The strict requirements of AC7102/8 pyrometry adhering to AMS2750. The additional...

DELTA H® Technologies

A change in enthalpy is the change in energy within a system. Put simply, it is the heat exchanged between a system and its...

27th IFHTSE Congress, ECHT 2022 a success

The 27th IFHTSE Congress and European Conference on Heat Treatment 2022 in Salzburg was very successful, with more than 100 papers in 16 sessions,...

IHEA 2023 Annual Meeting returns to Florida

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting March 13-15 at the beautiful One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach,...

Delta H, Phillips Federal deliver system to Tinker AFB

Delta H® recently delivered the first heat-treating system certified to AMS2750G for heat treating aviation grade aluminum for military aircraft. The new system at...

Quench Factor analysis used to predict properties of quenched and aged aluminum

In this column, we will start to discuss the application of Quench Factor Analysis (QFA) to predicting properties of quenched and aged aluminum. Quench Factor...

Gear inspection methods from heat-treat simulation

Gear design is a complex process, involving dozens of parameters, tolerances, and relationships to mating components. Generally, professional standards guide the gear designer to...

Seco/Warwick furnace headed to Indian manufacturer 

Ecocat India, a leading catalyst manufacturer whose mission is to purify air by supplying the market with innovative catalysts for the automotive sector, has...

Solar Manufacturing posts successful third quarter

Solar Manufacturing Inc. had a successful third quarter this year, acquiring purchase orders for 10 vacuum furnaces. The types of new furnace orders ranged...

Lenox Group buys compact Nitrex nitriding system

The Lenox Group, an aluminum extrusion profiles company, decided to buy a Nitrex turnkey nitriding system after expanding operations with the addition of a...

Q&A with Mike Loepke

What is Qmulus, and why did Nitrex feel the need to develop it? Qmulus is a holistic IOT solution with the aim to facilitate and...

Infosight introduces KettleTag®PLUS EZ – a quicker ID tag for galvanized steel

InfoSight’s KettleTag®PLUS set a standard for survivable identification of galvanized steel. InfoSight has now simplified this process and is introducing the KettleTag®PLUS EZ (patent...

L&L ships atmosphere-controlled retort burn-off furnace

L&L Special Furnace Company, Inc. has delivered a Model XLC3672 to a Midwest manufacturer of ceramic matrix parts (CMCs). CMCs materialize when nano fibers...

Tenova to provide ArcelorMittal with 2.5 Mtpy DRI plant

In the frame of its decarbonization plan through an innovative DRI program, ArcelorMittal chooses Tenova for the supply of the DRI technology for its...

European mints choose Seco/Warwick vacuum furnaces

Two Vector® vacuum furnaces are scheduled to be delivered to a national Mint in Europe. This is the eighth mint to choose Seco/Warwick solutions. The...

Can-Eng to provide continuous quench, temper furnace system

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was contracted to engineer and commission a continuous quench and temper furnace system for a North American producer of mining...