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Seco/Warwick Vector furnace customized for Czech knives

A Czech manufacturer of machining tools, industrial knives, mulching knives, and chippers has placed an order with Seco/Warwick for a Vector® vacuum furnace with 10 bar...

Sophisticated control systems for optimal process operations

A comprehensive control system, whether designing a new controls package or updating your existing system to a new controls scheme, is the most effective...

What pyrometer users need to know

Radiation thermometry, also known as infrared pyrometry, optical pyrometry, or simply pyrometry, is a non-contact temperature measurement technique that requires measurement of some portion...

The science of diffusion bonding or joining together dissimilar metals

Metal diffusion bonding is an essential joining method for achieving a high-purity interface when two similar metals require superior structural integrity. The process involves...

Technology is key to improving process efficiency

Efficiency. What is it, exactly? The term “efficiency” refers to the peak level of performance that uses the least amount of input to achieve the...

Rockford Combustion Systems

For industrial furnaces and ovens to do their jobs involves a lot of potentially dangerous and hazardous machinery and materials. To run this equipment,...

Influence of agitation on polymer quenchants

Polymer quenchants are used extensively to quench a large variety of materials in a variety of processes. Polymer quenchants can be used for immersion...

CPMT appoints Pfingstler as new president

Thomas Pfingstler, Atlas Pressed Metals, DuBois, Pennsylvania, has been appointed president of the Center for Powder Metal-lurgy Technology (CPMT), succeeding Arthur (Bud) Jones, Symmco,...

Microstructural effect of Alloy 718 on fatigue strength

Gas turbine engines are widely used in aviation, power generation, and oil and gas industries. They are used in land, air, and marine. The...

Greetings from IFHTSE’s new president

Dear members, colleagues, and friends: I am Masahiro Okumiya, and I have been the new president of IFHTSE since January 2022. I work for the...

Nitrex Indiana facility granted Nadcap reaccreditation

The Nitrex Heat Treating Services (HTS) facility in Franklin, Indiana, received the Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for the following...

Seco/Warwick to support Michelin tire manufacturing

Seco/Warwick will deliver to Michelin — the largest European tire manufacturer — a compact Vector® vacuum furnace with a 400x400x600mm heating chamber. It will...

Q&A with David Hamling

What’s a typical week like for you at ZIRCAR Ceramics? I drive the company’s sales and marketing efforts and usually begin my day with a...

Software companies team on pyrometry compliance

C3 Data’s real-time pyrometry compliance status can directly inform Bluestreak™, a leading heat-treat manufacturing execution system (MES) and quality management system (QMS) whether parts...

Nitrex to deliver automated nitriding cell to manufacturer

Nitrex has secured additional business with one of the biggest automotive manufacturers in China. This is the third order from the customer, and in...

Spotlight on IHEA member Bloom Engineering

Bloom Engineering began at a shop in Pittsburgh’s North Side in 1934 and eventually moved to its current site in 1962. The company is...

Celsa France chooses Tenova’s NextGen® and iEAF®

Tenova Goodfellow Inc. has received an order from Celsa France for the supply of one iEAF® technology platform using the NextGen® System for their...

Vastex adds low-temperature cabinet oven

Dri-Vault™ 253610 low-temperature infrared cabinet oven for heating, drying, curing, and conditioning of bonded or coated parts has been introduced by Vastex Industrial. Intended for...

Ridco finds solution for metal die-casting water problems

For years, the Ridco Casting Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, struggled with its three metal-clad cooling towers which had to be operational 24 hours...

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. names Chris Molencupp new sales manager

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a recognized leader in heat treat services and metallurgical solutions, announced Chris Molencupp has joined the company as its...

L&L Special Furnace ships large car-bottom furnace

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc., has shipped a large gas-fired normalizing furnace to a worldwide manufacturer of pipe, tube, and fittings used for various...

Tenova to supply STC furnace to Grand Blanc Processing in U.S.

Tenova has been contracted through its subsidiary Tenova Inc. for the turnkey supply of a roller-hearth type STC® furnace at Grand Blanc Processing’s wire...

Ipsen expands services with wall thickness testing

Ipsen has expanded its field service capabilities to include ultrasonic wall thickness testing for vacuum furnaces. The test helps customers verify the integrity of...
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