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Filler metal control in sinter brazing

The control of the filler metal at the braze joint of a sinter brazed product has significant impact on the quality and yield of complex shapes.

Customized, modern process control system saves time, money

When a manufacturer of fasteners and fastening system components needed a more reliable process control system, it turned to Conrad Kacsik for an upgrade that would work with its older hardware.

Heat treating is not for the faint of heart

Why heat-treating furnaces look the way they do, Part 2

Atmosphere furnace control

Proper temperature is crucial to part quality, but don’t overlook its effect on atmosphere control

Carbon potential verification

Choose from several verification methods for best fit, then develop a plan to correct for out-of-spec test results

Maximize downtime for large repairs

When your furnace is down for large repairs, use the opportunity to catch up on overdue or extensive maintenance

Q&A with Richard Slattery

Vice President, Engineering with Capstan Atlantic

IHEA: Industrial Heating Equipment Association

Manufacturing executive summit set for the thermal-process industry

Praxair, Inc.

Responding quickly to heat-treat issues
Through the use of industrial gases, Praxair, Inc. endeavors to help its customers find the best way to use its gases and increase efficiency in the heat-treat industry.
 

Heat treatment of PM parts by hot isostatic pressing

Several advantages can be seen by using pre-stressed wire-wound hot isostatic presses for consolidating of metal powder.

Hangzhou XZB Tech orders Tenova Bell-type annealing plant HPH®

At the beginning of this year, Tenova LOI Thermprocess, Essen/Germany, and its Chinese subsidiary, Tenova LOI Thermprocess (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., received a joint order...

Solar Atmospheres adds state-of-the-art 10-bar furnace

Solar Atmospheres, Inc., in Souderton, Pennsylvania, recently installed a state-of-the-art Solar Manufacturing, Inc. 74” diameter by 72” deep horizontal internal quench vacuum furnace at...

Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide

Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to...

Paul Gies PE joins Diablo Furnaces as engineering manager

Diablo Furnaces has announced that Paul Gies PE has recently joined the company as engineering manager. Gies comes to Diablo with a long history...

Bodycote opens new specialist technologies facility in U.S.

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility for Specialty...

New employment opportunities at Wisconsin Oven

Wisconsin Oven Corporation experienced a year of expansion in 2017 with the opening of a new facility in East Troy, Wisconsin, that doubled the...

Lindberg/MPH ships electrically heated cyclone pit furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of an electrically heated cyclone pit furnace to a steel heat-treater. This is a repeat customer for Lindberg/MPH and the...

Premier/BeaverMatic manufactures another IQF furnace line

A major manufacturer and supplier for oilfield logistics services has expanded to a new facility located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This company is...

E Instruments introduces low NOx industrial emissions analyzer

The mission of E Instruments is to design, manufacture, and market a complete range of innovative instrumentation solutions encompassing portable emissions and combustion analyzers,...

Bilstein places order for expansion of automatic batch annealing plant

In December 2017, Bilstein, based in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, placed its third follow-up order to Tenova LOI Thermprocess in Essen for the expansion of the...

Grieve mourns the loss of Pat Calabrese

The entire Grieve Corporation family mourns the loss of its longtime president, P.J. “Pat” Calabrese, who died on February 17, 2018, in Lake Forest,...

Simulate inductive heating and case hardening with Simufact

Simufact, an MSC software company, has announced the release of the next generation of its software solution, Simufact Forming 15, for the simulation of...

Can-Eng Furnaces selected for North American expansion

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited was recently awarded a contract from an India-based conglomerate to design, manufacture, install, and commission an Aluminum Automotive Casting Heat-Treatment...

RAAL orders Seco continuous CAB lines for battery coolers

RAAL S.C., a manufacturer of automotive parts, has ordered Seco/Warwick’s continuous controlled atmosphere brazing line for battery coolers for their maximum life and optimum...

Grieve’s No. 1044 is 2000°F inert atmosphere bench furnace

No. 1044 is a 2,000°F (1,093°C), inert atmosphere bench furnace from Grieve used for heat-treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this furnace...

Midwest Thermal-Vac expands capacity with TITAN® furnace

Nationally recognized commercial heat-treater and repeat Ipsen customer  Midwest Thermal-Vac (MTV) recently purchased a TITAN® vacuum furnace with 12-bar gas quenching. This furnace features...

Qalex reaches goals with new nitrex system

Qatar Aluminum Extrusion Company (Qalex) awarded a contract to Nitrex Metal for the supply and installation of an NX-1015 potential-controlled gas nitriding system configured for treating...

Ohio Valley Aluminum buys traveling log homogenizing system

Ohio Valley Aluminum Company’s continuous improvement efforts at its facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky, continue with the purchase of an innovative Seco/Warwick solution to process aluminum...

Tenova is founding member of European Steel Technology Platform

Tenova, together with twelve other leading industrial and research stakeholders from the wider steel value chain across Europe, will cooperate to implement solutions for...
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