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January 2021

Ipsen USA continues momentum, awarded early 2021 orders

Coming off a year where they shipped more than 50 new vacuum furnaces, Ipsen’s Vacuum Technology Excellence Center was awarded two new furnace orders...

Electrical heating in vacuum applications

Applying electrical heat to materials under vacuum can be an important manufacturing process to ensure product quality when drying, high-purity processing or other vacuum...

Can sub-zero treatment at minus-75°C bring any benefits to tool manufacturing?

Vanadis 6 ledeburitic tool steel was subjected to sub-zero treatment at minus-75°C for different durations and for different subsequent tempering regimes. The impact of...

Stronger ‘shaped’ wire belt stands up to rigors of heat treating

Whether for automotive, aerospace, or heavy equipment, manufacturers using heat treatment — which can reach temperatures up to 2,400°F and vary from a few...

Carburizing furnace shipped to captive heat treater

Solar Manufacturing recently shipped a 10-bar gas-quenching vacuum furnace to a captive heat treater in New England. The Model HFL-3836-10IQ-VC features high-pressure gas quenching...

Tenova EAF will be supplied to Valbruna in Canada

Tenova, a leading company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, was awarded a contract by Valbruna ASW Inc., for the...

Northrop Grumman recognizes Solar Atmospheres

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems recognized Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) as a top-performing supplier in 2020 with the Outstanding Customer Service Award. As...

Q&A with Stephen Harris

Tell us about the new Bodycote Elgin, Illinois, facility. When did it become fully operational? We are very pleased to announce that our brand-new Elgin...

FDA allows dry heat for some mask reuse

The FDA announced it will allow the use of dry heat to lower the bioburden on masks used by healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. While...

PCI announces 2021 directors, executive officers

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) announced its 2021 board of directors and executive officers. They are: President: John Cole, president, Parker Ionics. Vice president:...

Babcock orders PEMA shipbuilding automation lines

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defense company, has placed an order for an extensive set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding...

Heat treatment of aluminum IV: Handling distortion

After quenching, depending on the quenchant used, distortion of parts can occur. This is particularly true for water-quenched parts. Parts must be straightened. This...

Tailoring advanced ceramics to meet niche properties

Ceramics are traditionally described as inorganic, nonmetallic solids that are prepared from powdered raw materials and fabricated into products through the application of heat....

SVT provides DoD with vacuum oil quenching furnace

A division of the U.S. Department of Defense uses a vacuum furnace with low-pressure carburizing from Seco/Warwick Group to bolster its capability to ensure...

TAV Vacuum Furnaces SPA

TAV VACUUM FURNACES is an Italian company founded in 1984 by Giuseppi Tonini and a group of entrepreneurs active in the field of heat...

TSX SmartBurner burns up to 100% hydrogen

Tenova, a leading company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, marks a new milestone in the decarbonization of steel production...

Grieve now offers jumbo 500ºF walk-in batch oven

Grieve No. 1019 is a 500ºF electrically heated walk-in batch oven from Grieve used for curing coatings onto large discs at the customer’s facility....

Can-Eng fulfilling contracts for multiple furnaces

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...

IHEA educates the industry in person, online

Looking ahead … Register now! Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Winter Online Course January 25–March 7, 2021 IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course has been...

SCA adds more large furnace capacity to inventory

Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) recently added additional large furnace capacity to their already extensive inventory of vacuum equipment. The furnace was specifically designed...

Registration open for Wayland’s Calibur3 launch events

Wayland Additive is commercially launching its first production system — Calibur3 — on January 27 and registration is open for both the physical and...

Vastex Industrial offers tabletop infrared conveyor oven

Vastex Industrial has introduced a D-100 model infrared conveyor oven for laboratory testing and low volume production applications. At 46 inches (117 cm) long by...

SAWPA completes major vacuum furnace rebuild

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania completed a hot zone replacement on one of its larger horizontal car bottom vacuum furnaces, the second rebuild over...

Tenova receives order for DRI plant from Salzgitter Flachstahl

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH has commissioned Tenova for the construction of µDRAL, a demonstration plant for producing Direct Reduced Iron (DRI), using up to 100...
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