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January/February 2017

Buying a New Lab or Industrial Furnace

When the time comes to purchase a new lab or industrial furnace, there are several points that need to be considered before going out...

Efficient Gas Heating of Industrial Furnaces

There are various types of high-efficiency gas burners and radiant tubes currently on the market, and economic tools can be used to assess investments...

Pyrometry, Industry Standards, & Temperature Uniformity Surveys

In its simplest sense, pyrometry is the measurement of temperatures. Practically speaking, in the business of heat treatment, the term also refers to the...

Carburizing Optimization & ECD Precise Control

As discussed in the September/October 2016 Metal Urgency column , carburizing is a nonsteady-state diffusion process and thus can be expressed by Fick’s second...

Furnace Types

Heat treating furnaces consist of several subassemblies: insulation (fiber and brick), heating systems (electric and gas), material handling, quenching, atmosphere system, process and control...

Extending the Hot Zone’s Life Span

One most commonly recommended procedure for making your equipment perform more effectively is to run a cleanup cycle, which removes contaminants from within the...

Q&A with Bill St. Thomas

Please tell us a little about your background. I started in the heat treating industry back in the late 1960s working for one of my...

Gasbarre Furnace Group

Whether the solution is vacuum or atmosphere, batch or continuous, scaling a laboratory process to pilot, or commercial production, the Gasbarre Furnace Group can...

Case Study: Busch LLC and Vakuum-Harterei Petter GmbH

Vakuum-Härterei Petter GmbH (VHP) based in Quickborn, Germany, is a contract hardening facility that specializes in high-quality heat treatment under vacuum. The company has...

Understanding the Cooling Curve Test

When a hot component comes in contact with the liquid quenchant, there are normally three stages of quenching. There are exceptions to this, which...

TPS Ships Blue M Lab Oven for Prominent Cosmetics Manufacturer

Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Blue M lab oven to the cosmetics industry....

Linde Offers Safety Solution To Monitor Nitrogen Supply Levels

Linde LLC helps companies operating heat treatment furnaces improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection...

Grieve Offers 1,400° F Inert Atmosphere Tempering Furnace

No. 1041 is a 1,400F° (760°C) inert atmosphere tempering furnace from Grieve used for heat treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this...

Ipsen U Offers Training for Multiple Levels of Expertise

For those who want to learn about new thermal processing methods and industry innovations, Ipsen U classes have a long-standing tradition of teaching best...

MICO Generators from Eldec Offer Full Hardness and Short Processes for the Tool and...

Complex molds at Werkzeugbau Laichingen: The active parts are hardened with Eldec technologies Tool and mold-making professionals routinely face many challenges unique to their industry....

SGL Group Introduces New Silicon Carbide Ceramics

SGL Group – The Carbon Company – introduces two new silicon carbide materials, Sigrasic® Performance and Carboprint® Si. In industrial heat treatment applications, Sigrasic®...

IBC Manufacturing Facility Achieves Re-Certification of ISO 9001:2008/AS9100:2009

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (IBC), a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company, recently announced that it has achieved a re-certification of its ISO...

Omega Engineering Announces Relocation of World Headquarters

Fifty years ago, Omega Engineering, Inc. was a small privately held company that was woman-owned and operated. Today, it’s a leading global manufacturer and...

R&W Hartetechnik Chooses a Seco/Warwick Solution

Austrian commercial heat treater R&W Härtetechnik increases production capacities at its facility in Kindberg-Aumühl by purchasing an advanced heat processing system, 10.0 CaseMaster EvolutionTM...

AFC-Holcroft Awarded Associate Member of the Year by MTI

At its October Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of heat treaters in the world, recognized...

Can-Eng Furnaces Contracted To Build a System for Aluminum Automotive Structural Castings

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited has been contracted by a European leader in the design and development of light-weighting thin-walled automotive structural castings to design,...
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