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September/October 2017

Variation in Hardenability

Many heat-treating processes cannot tolerate appreciable variations in steel hardenability. For an established in-control process, deviations in chemical composition and starting microstructure may result...

Find the right equipment

Vacuum carburizing or LPC, neutral hardening, oil or HPGQ (high pressure gas quench), vacuum pumps, graphite insulation, radiation shields or ceramic insulation, graphite or...

Keeping your burners tuned

The backbone of any atmosphere furnace is the heating system. The heating system plays an essential role in keeping the furnace operating at peak...

Q&A with Don Selmi

What is Premier’s mission? To provide heat-treating systems that are dependable as well as innovative, with performance-proven technology that will enhance the physical properties and...

Surface Combustion

Surface Combustion considers itself more than just a company that was founded on a patented heating concept, although it certainly is that. The employees who...

Case Study: Cost effective, low distortion carburizing of internal helical ring gear for transmissions

There are many critical factors that are assessed when designing a gear that will be used in demanding applications such as engines or transmissions....

Extending Performance

Metal gears and precision components of all types are in growing demand for robotics, particularly in industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and machinery....

Single-piece flow case hardening can be worked into in-line manufacturing

Case hardening by carburizing is the most common heat treatment in mass production, which relies on atmosphere or vacuum carburizing followed by oil or...

Quality Counts: Producing Endothermic Gas Efficiently

One of the critical elements in the carburizing process is the ability to create a base atmosphere suitable for the parts placed inside a...

850°F gas-heated cabinet oven from Grieve

Grieve’s 850°F (454°C), gas-heated cabinet oven is used for curing paint on steel and aluminum test coupons at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of...

Esco pipe alignment tool sets up quickly, easily for welding

Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts, has introduced a new welding joint-alignment fixture that is easier to use than a welding vise to align pipe...

Thermal Product Solutions ships Gruenberg conveyor oven to firearms maker

Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg conveyor oven to an ammunition manufacturer. This conveyor oven...

Ipsen invests $1 million in heat treatment industry with purchase credits

Ipsen believes that one of the most valuable things a company can do is invest in others. Ipsen is also committed to advancing the...

Lindberg/MPH ships cyclone box furnace

Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of a gas-fired cyclone box furnace to the heat-treat industry. The box furnace will be used for heat treating steel...

Wisconsin Oven ships sand core drying ovens to the foundry industry

Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped two natural gas fired Enhanced Duty Walk-In Series Ovens to the foundry industry. The batch ovens will dry sand cores...

Automotive corporation’s bearing division bolsters production

A global automotive corporation’s American-based bearing division placed an order with Can-Eng Furnaces International for a mesh belt furnace system for heat-treating thrust races,...

E-Instruments Offers New E8500 Plus Portable Emissions Analyzer

The new E8500 Plus emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 Plus is ideal...

ALBA to boost aluminum smelter production by 50 percent

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is expanding its primary aluminum production capacity with the Line 6 Expansion Project. Upon the full ramp-up of Potline 6...

Bodycote Launches Game-Changing Powdermet® Technologies

Bodycote, a provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, introduces Bodycote Powdermet® technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes used in the...

Transor Filter expands facility In China

To meet the customer demands of an expanding Asian market, Transor Filter USA has announced expansion of its facility in Kunshan, China. Initially established...
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