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Considerations for selecting vacuum furnace hot zone insulation materials

Over the years, there have been many variations of hot zone insulation designs for vacuum furnace hot zones and can include the following configurations...

Cryogenic processing for longer tool life

In almost every industrial trade magazine, there will appear an occasional article about “cryogenics.” Thermal Processing has devoted an annual issue to cryogenic processing...

Integrated rupture disk assemblies for cryogenic equipment and storage systems

Today, cryogenics is used to provide convenient storage of large quantities of industrial gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, helium, and hydrogen...

Laser Thermal

To get accurate temperature measurements when thermal processing materials, the common practice is to use infrared sensors; however, those sensors often cannot pinpoint specific,...

Member spotlight: Fireye offers flame safeguard, combustion controls

Fireye is a leading manufacturer of flame safeguard controls and burner management systems for commercial and industrial applications throughout the world. Its products can...

Laser Thermal

To get accurate temperature measurements when thermal processing materials, the common practice is to use infrared sensors; however, those sensors often cannot pinpoint specific,...

Quench factor analysis: quench factor determination

In this column, we will discuss the determination of the quench factor as it is used in quench factor analysis. This will lead into...

Swiss heat treater chooses Vector for vacuum brazing

A major Swiss commercial heat treater has ordered a Seco/Warwick Vector® vacuum furnace, one of the Group’s flagship products. This furnace with a large working...

Linear-elastic fracture toughness testing

Materials fracture occurs in all sectors of the economy — aerospace, nuclear, medical, transportation, oil and gas, petrochemical, commercial and residential buildings, etc. The...

Aluplast purchases second Nitrex nitriding system

Aluplast-ZTG, an Altest company, recently bought a second Nitrex nitriding system. The Bulgarian aluminum extruder experienced a big manufacturing boost after installing new extrusion...

AFC-Holcroft celebrates HQ grand reopening

Following an extensive, nearly yearlong full facility remodel, AFC- Holcroft held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at their world headquarters building in Wixom, Michigan. In...

Major conferences planned for 2023

5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies (HTSE-TD) Hangzhou, China | April 24-27, 2023 This conference in Hangzhou, China, will...

Heat Treat 2023 names Tompkins as keynote speaker

Dr. Stefanie Tompkins will be the featured keynote speaker on the opening day of Heat Treat 2023. Tompkins is the director of the Defense...

Q&A with Ed VanNoord

Tell us about yourself and Heraeus. I have worked for Heraeus now for almost 14 years supporting customers with the design and build of infrared...

Abbott Furnace partners with Obsidian Technical

Abbott Furnace Company has partnered with Obsidian Technical Group for sales and service support across much of the eastern United States. Obsidian is a privately...

Philadelphia Mint enters into contract with Seco/Warwick

The Philadelphia Mint has asked for furnace upgrades from Seco/Warwick, the partner with proven experience and cooperation with national mints. The Philadelphia Mint was...

BriskHeat selects Costa Rica for Latin American operations

BriskHeat, a North American manufacturing company, has selected Costa Rica as the site to establish its Latin American operations and, thus, serve its end...

Tenova supplies TCF furnace to E-Max Billets in the Netherlands

Tenova LOI Thermprocess has successfully completed the production optimization of a new twin-chamber melting furnace TCF® at E-Max Billets in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. The furnace...

International Thermal Systems counts wicket ovens among thermal offerings

International Thermal Systems (ITS) designs and builds equipment that reduces energy use. For example, ITS manufactures wicket ovens with higher-density insulated walls. Adding thicker high-density...

BriskHeat’s Federico retires; Mike Thompson named president and CEO

BriskHeat, a provider of flexible surface and immersion heating products, controllers, and insulators, announced the retirement of Domenic Federico after 22 years as president and...

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. announces new ownership

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has changed ownership. Beginning January 1, 2023, the assets of L&L Special Furnace Co, Inc” were acquired by Specialized...

EV manufacturer orders vacuum furnace for in-house gear prototyping

A two-chamber CaseMaster Evolution® furnace will be used in an electric vehicle maker’s R&D lab to low-pressure carburize (LPC) and oil quench prototype gears. Currently,...