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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA says goodbye to helium

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA is currently installing a new rapid quenching vacuum furnace that will ultimately eliminate the need for costly helium while...

Commercial sintering of chromium powder metallurgy (PM) steels

Chromium was introduced as a potential alloying element for powder metallurgy (PM) steels in the 1990s. Since then, numerous chromium-containing alloy systems have been...

Gas nitriding furnace installed at Solar Atmospheres

To support an increasing demand for high-value gas nitriding, Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pennsylvania, has installed a new, state-of-the-art vacuum gas nitriding furnace, built by...

Electrically heated pit furnace used for aerospace fasteners

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has manufactured a fourth high-uniformity, pit-style furnace used for annealing. This furnace has been supplied to an industry leader...

Air cooler/heat exchanger maker picks Seco/Warwick

One of India’s largest air cooler/heat exchanger manufacturers selected a three-chamber CaseMaster Evolution (CMe)® furnace from Seco/Warwick which will be used for heat exchangers....

Nitrex

Nitrex, a leading global provider of fully integrated heat-treating solutions and technologies, has experienced rapid growth and expansion in its 35 years in the...

Nonlinear distortion response during gas quenching

High-pressure gas quenching (HPGQ) is touted as a way to reduce distortion of difficult-to-quench geometries. Quench pressures and quench gas flow velocities are chosen...

Gasbarre delivers atmosphere tempering furnace

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems recently shipped a custom-built atmosphere tempering furnace to a manufacturer in the aerospace market with captive heat-treating capabilities. With a...

Global tool maker buys another furnace from Seco/Warwick

An international concern with branches in 40 countries producing cutting tools, among other things, ordered another solution from Seco/Warwick. Vector® is Seco/Warwick’s most versatile vacuum...

Registration open for IHEA Fundamentals for Industrial Process Heating online course

Registration for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course is now open for fall 2020. Scheduled to begin October 5, the six-week...

Auto components manufacturer buys Ipsen furnaces

Ipsen confirms the receipt of an order for two TITAN® H6 2-bar vacuum furnaces from a rapidly emerging global automotive components manufacturer with locations...

ATP acquires AKA Calibrations assets, clients

Andrew Bassett, president of Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry, and Bill Stines, president/owner of AKA Calibrations, announced that Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry will be acquiring...

Ipsen USA announces new human resources director

Ipsen has hired Janet Nanni, PHR, SHRM-CP, as its new director of human resources. Nanni stepped into this role after the May 6 retirement...

Nitrex unveils new brand identity to reflect new direction

Nitrex, a Novacap portfolio company and the leading global provider of fully integrated heat-treating solutions and technologies, unveiled a new corporate brand identity. This...

Sintavia achieves Nadcap accreditation for heat treatment

Sintavia, LLC, a leading aerospace and defense additive manufacturer, has achieved National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) approval for heat treatment at...

Bodycote to open new Illinois heat-treatment facility

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, will open a new state of the art facility in Elgin,...

Laser sintering of thermoset polyimide composites

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing technique that builds 3D models layer-by-layer using a laser to selectively melt cross sections in powdered...

The art of heat treat: The framework

I was once taught that heat treat is an art as much as it is a science in achieving the results required for the...

Q&A with Robert Antolik

What’s a typical day like for you at Applied Test Systems (ATS)? Things have changed quite a bit lately due to COVID-19. But, in general,...

OAO BelAZ selects Seco/Warwick technological line

OAO BelAZ, a Belarusian dump truck manufacturer, has again chosen Seco/Warwick as its solution provider. The new device, the RLHE electric roller furnace, will...

STLE elects Paul Hetherington as 2020-21 president

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society serving individuals, companies, and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business...

Troubleshooting induction hardening problems – Part III

In previous columns, I have provided some detail on the sources of problems with induction hardening.  While I have tried to be inclusive, there...

Can-Eng awarded contract for overhaul, refurbishment

Can-Eng Furnaces International LTD. has been awarded a contract by a major automotive parts supplier for the complete overhaul and refurbishment of a cast...

New ultra-high purity nitrogen gas generators released

The new nano GEN2 i-4.0 range of nitrogen gas generators provide a wide range of flow rates and purities from 95 percent to 99.999...

Winners announced in the ET Foundation 2020 design competition

Winning entries in the ET Foundation’s 2020 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition have been announced on the website at ETFdesign.org. The competition attracted 25 professional...

Youngstown Tool & Die upgrades heat treatment with Seco/Warwick furnaces

Youngstown Tools & Die’s is changing its existing atmosphere heat-treatment capabilities to new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces from Seco/Vacuum. Seco/Vacuum is a Seco/Warwick...

Can-Eng Furnaces awarded contract by Metex Heat Treating Ltd.

Metex Heat Treating Limited of Brampton, Ontario, has contracted Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited to design and commission a 6,600 lb/hr continuous mesh belt atmosphere...

Aerospace manufacturer receives bench-mounted, multipurpose box furnaces

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has delivered three multipurpose GS2026 bench-mounted box furnaces used to test high-temperature aerospace fasteners. The fastener manufacturer in Pennsylvania now...

Shougang places another major order with Tenova LOI Thermprocess

In December 2019, the Chinese company Shougang Qian’an Electrical Vehicle Steel Co., Ltd. signed another order with Tenova LOI Thermprocess, a global company in...
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