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L&L ships Electric ships furnaces for hot forming and tempering medical components

L&L Special Furnace Co, Inc., has shipped two furnaces to a manufacturer of medical implant components in the northeastern United States. The furnaces are a...

The Future of Kiln Lining

Lining iron and steel furnaces is critical to extend the life of the furnaces and to protect the purity of the metals being heat...

Q&A with Chris Stevens

What’s a typical day like for you at Dalton Electric? It starts and ends with our customers. Our value proposition to our Dalton users is...

Nitrex acquires G-M Enterprises to bolster portfolio

In January, Nitrex, a lead provider of fully integrated heat-treating solutions and technologies globally, acquired G-M Enterprises, a strong player in the vacuum furnaces...

Tenney Environmental ships walk-in chamber

Tenney Environmental, a division of Thermal Product Solutions, announced the shipment of one Tenney Environmental walk-in chamber to the chemical products industry. This chamber...

Blue M ships mechanical convection oven

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, has shipped one Blue M Class A mechanical convection oven to a company in the...

Bodycote agrees to buy Ellison Surface Technologies

Bodycote, the world’s leading provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Ellison Surface Technologies, creating...

CCAI adds Jason Lippert to Women in Finishing FORUM

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has added Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, to the Women in Finishing FORUM program. The event is...

PCI certification emphasizes powder coating done right

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) provides information, education, and training to advance the use of powder coating as a high quality, durable finish for...

Simulation tools to effectively calculate process

One common goal for a wide range of industries has been to increase power density in shaft and gear components. The steel producing industry...

CAS DataLoggers

For decades, data logging has been an arduous and tedious process. And when done “old school” with pen and paper, it can also be...

Lindberg/MPH ships two atmosphere pit furnaces

Lindberg/MPH has shipped two electrically heated atmosphere pit furnaces to the automotive industry. The nitrogen atmosphere pit furnaces will be used for heat treating...

Determining Grossman H-value from cooling curve data

In the last article, I described how the Jominy end quench test could be used to predict hardness for a series of different round...

Ipsen adds academy-trained technicians to field service

Ipsen has completed its 2019 Corporate Academy class. Seven graduates will step into their full-time roles as field service engineers (FSEs) after several months...

Learn from the best in 2020 and beyond

IRED Education in Atlanta: The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) partners with the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), Products Finishing magazine, and Southern Company...

Quality review: Heat-treat related certifications

As heat treaters, we must admit that, at the end of the day, what we feel we are paying for is a certification that...

Embracing industry change

Most companies, regardless of the industry or business, want to see improvement. Whether it is improving customer satisfaction or quality or bottom-line profit or...

Seco/Vacuum launches products to update processes

Seco/Vacuum Technologies (Seco/Warwick Group) in a single year launched two products that will have significant long-term impact for in-house heat-treatment departments and commercial heat...

L&L Special Furnace ships electrical bench top box

L&L Special Furnace Co, Inc., has shipped five model GS1714 furnaces to a worldwide leading manufacturer of chemicals and chemical coating products in the...

Stack Metallurgical Group expands with Ipsen furnace

Ipsen USA installed a Titan® vacuum furnace at Stack Metallurgical Group’s location in Spokane Valley, Washington. Stack Metallurgical Group is Nadcap accredited and the...

Sandvik names sales manager for Nordic region

Sandvik Materials Technology appointed Erik Bäck as the new sales manager for the Nordic region, following the retirement of Björn Larsson who left the...

Wisconsin Oven ships conveyor oven to treat auto parts

Wisconsin Oven shipped a natural gas (direct) fired continuous duty conveyor oven to an American manufacturer. This conveyor oven will be used for stress...

TPS ships Gruenberg vivarium sterilizer to lab animal industry

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, has shipped a Gruenberg vivarium sterilizer to the lab animal science industry. Trim panels were fitted...

Controlled Thermal Processing founder Rick Diekman dies

Rick Diekman, founder of Controlled Thermal Processing, died December 24, 2019. Diekman was a trained, experienced mechanical engineer and stress analyst who worked to get...

Jon K. Tabor to retire from Allied Mineral Products after 50 years

Jon K. Tabor, chairman emeritus of Allied Mineral Products, is retiring effective March 31, 2020. He celebrates 50 years with Allied on February 16. In...

Perryman Company commissions Retech Systems for new titanium melting equipment

Perryman Company has fully commissioned new titanium melting equipment from Retech Systems LLC, a Seco/Warwick Company. Perryman is a leading global supplier of titanium to...

Abbott receives orders for sintering furnace, soft magnetic alloy processing furnace

Abbott Furnace Company will design, manufacture, and install a sintering furnace that is rated at 2,150°F and also includes the Abbott Varicool Cooling System. A...

New nitriding system helps FA Krosno strengthen long-term cooperation with Nitrex

FA Krosno completed the installation of a Nitrex nitriding system at the manufacturing facility in its namesake city in southeastern Poland. The company is one of the largest...

ECM Technologies promotes Vincent Esteve

ECM Technologies, innovative heat-treating vacuum furnace manufacturer, promoted Vincent Esteve to business development manager at the ECM USA, Inc. subsidiary in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin....
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