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Busch Vacuum Solutions launches vacuum pump service program

Busch Vacuum Solutions USA, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers, compressors, and systems, launched its new Exchange PLUS vacuum pump service...

Optimizing process operations

In integrated control system is the most effective way to enhance any complex industrial manufacturing process. A well-designed control system not only ensures greater...

A posteriori reconstruction of the temperature distribution in surface hardened tempering steel

Process control in surface hardening depends greatly on the repeatability of the results. Induction heating facilities stand out in this aspect but challenges arise...

Case Study: New temperature control system delivers precision, efficiency, and flexibility

Clifford-Jacobs is a nearly century-old producer of die forgings. When the company needed to improve its process controls on its heat-treating furnaces, it turned...

New book provides a primer of basic heat-treat principles

Practical Heat Treating: Basic Principles, by Jon L. Dossett, describes the basic principles of heat-treating technology in clear, concise, and practical terms for students,...

IHEA offers 2021 Virtual Spring Safety Standards & Codes Seminar

After the success of a series of virtual seminars last fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has scheduled a virtual Safety Standards &...

Thermcraft celebrates 50th anniversary

Thermcraft began in January of 1971 in a small warehouse space in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. From that small startup operation, Thermcraft has progressively...

Q&A with Andrew Bassett

You recently launched your Aerospace Compliance Software. How does it work? Aerospace Compliance Software is a brainchild of ours. The software eliminates human errors of...

Gasbarre opens technical center in Michigan

Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems is pleased to announce the opening of a 7,700-square-foot technical center in Livonia, Michigan. With locations in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,...

Heat treatment of aluminum VI – Artificial aging

In the previous column, we described the fundamentals of natural aging. In natural aging, the solid solution obtained after quenching starts to form precipitates...

AHT purchases two new induction machines

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a recognized leader in heat-treat services and metallurgical solutions, has purchased two additional induction units. The induction equipment, which...

Zoltán Koloszváry appointed honorary president of IFHTSE

For the first time in 30 years, IFHTSE has appointed an honorary president. Honorary presidents have rendered outstanding and continuous service to the Federation...

ZRCI has ceramic fiber reinforced alumina cylinders

ZIRCAR Refractory Composites, Inc, (ZRCI) Florida, New York, introduced refractory sheet type RS-101 cylinders, ceramic fiber-reinforced structural alumina products with useful properties to 1,260°C...

Retech experiences a banner year in spite of pandemic

2020 was a strong year for Retech and the Seco/Warwick vacuum metallurgy segment. Despite the ongoing global crisis, Retech, a leading supplier of vacuum induction...

An overview of refractory ceramic fibers

This article will review refractory ceramic fibers (RCFs), which are amorphous, inorganic, man-made aluminosilicate fibers. RCFs belong to a class of materials termed man-made...

Heat treating from the operator’s perspective

Often, a customer visit involves a walk through the facility. Comments are made about how clean it is or how well organized a process...

Ipsen USA serves 250 customers in January amid pandemic

Ipsen’s North American customer service team continues to conduct necessary in-person and remote appointments amid pandemic-related restrictions. In January, Ipsen logged more than 150 field...

Lucifer Furnaces

If you’re in search of a breakdown of what a company does, look no further than Lucifer Furnace’s name, because it essentially boils down...

Solar Atmospheres SC awarded GE Aviation approval

Solar Atmospheres’ Greenville, South Carolina, facility was awarded GE Aviation approval. With this approval, now all Solar Atmospheres facilities are an option for customers...

Lucifer Furnaces delivers 18 furnaces to U.S. Air Force

Lucifer Furnaces has completed a yearlong contract to deliver 18 AMS2750 compliant furnaces and ovens to the U.S. government. Models supplied include 5000 Series...

Seco/Warwick has new order for gas nitriding furnace

Seco Warwick Group secured an order for a large gas pit nitriding furnace from a North American customer. Seco/Vacuum (SVT) cited the Group’s extensive experience...

ECM continues to have Flex multi-chamber system orders

ECM’s drive to provide captive and commercial heat treaters with quality vacuum furnace solutions continues into 2021 with two multi-chamber system orders for low...

Lucifer Furnaces builds dual chamber Red Devil furnace

Lucifer Furnaces, manufacturer of industrial heat-treating furnaces and ovens, shipped a dual chamber Red Devil furnace to a customer in the Midwest. The Red Devil...

L&L ships dual-chamber electric box furnace, quench tank

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc., shipped a dual-chamber heat treating and temper furnace along with an oil quench tank to a leading Eastern European...

Signature Vacuum gets fifth order from U.S. defense contractor

Signature Vacuum received another order from a United States defense contractor for a custom ceramic sintering vacuum furnace. The Model VBS-12 ordered will increase production...
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