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Retech helps Purdue in solar-power project

Retech worked with a Purdue University team in developing a new material and manufacturing process for generating electricity. Retech’s  Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnace is used in...

Surface® Combustion updates its website

Surface® Combustion, Inc., a leading industry provider of reliable thermal processing solutions, has recently updated its website. Surface Combustion has always prided itself on providing detailed...

Ipsen ships furnaces for impressive 3Q results

Ipsen USA announced strong third-quarter furnace shipment results. Ipsen prides itself on working with its customers to find the best solution for their needs. The...

Lucifer Furnaces supplies convection oven for heat-treating stainless steel

Lucifer Furnaces supplied a forced-air recirculating oven to a manufacturer of medical and aerospace parts. Model 42-M36 will be used to heat treat 17-4 stainless...

Seco/Warwick’s Vector® vacuum furnace boosts tool and die industry

Vector®, one of the Seco/Vacuum (a Seco/Warwick Group company) flagship vacuum furnaces, will soon enhance the in-house heat-treat capabilities of another company in the...

Solar Atmospheres commissions large car bottom air furnace

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA successfully commissioned a new 20-foot-long car bottom furnace that has a total load capacity of up to 30,000 pounds. The...

Corrosion resistance solutions

Corrosion and wear resistance are an important aspect to ensure production of a quality product for the end user. But with so many different options,...

Heat Treating for the Non-Heat Treater

ASM International is offering a classroom course October 22-24 in Novelty, Ohio. The course is for part designers, material specifiers, purchasing agents and technicians who...

Lucifer Furnaces supplies metal stamping manufacturer with furnace/oven combo

Lucifer Furnaces delivered a multipurpose, large dual chamber unit to a metal stamping manufacturer in the Midwest. Model HL82-P24 is a hardening furnace over tempering...

Commercial heat-treater Thermetco expands capacity with AFC-Holcroft furnace equipment

Canadian commercial heat-treater Thermetco in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has expanded its heat-treatment production capability with the purchase of new AFC-Holcroft furnaces. The new AFC-Holcroft UBQ...

SECO/VACUUM furnace becomes centerpiece in new processing line for global manufacturer

A global manufacturer has chosen SECO/VACUUM, a SECO/WARWICK company, to supply a second vacuum furnace to its US-based manufacturing operations. This second furnace, a vacuum temper furnace for...

Registration for Powder Metallurgy Sintering Seminar open

Registration is open for one of the powder metallurgy (PM) industry’s most popular programs, the PM Sintering Seminar. The event will be held September...

Thermal Product Solutions ships Gruenberg bench oven

Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a custom Gruenberg bench oven to the movable machinery industry....

Motor manufacturer buys L&L furnace for heat-treating parts

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc., has supplied an electric box furnace to a Midwestern engine manufacturer that produces parts for large industrial engines, motor...

DeKalb Blower

Things can really heat up when an industrial furnace gets going — often surpassing temperatures of more than 2,000 degrees. In order to keep...

Gasbarre Furnace/J.L. Becker delivers temper furnaces

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker recently shipped a pair of 36” x 48” x 36” electrically heated temper furnaces to a major drive supplier in...

Additive manufacturing and gas technology applications

As the demand for additive manufacturing (AM) products has steadily increased, so have the many enabling technologies including laser powder bed fusion, laser metal...

Hardening depth measurement

Surface hardening heat treatments are popular in the manufacture of steel products as a means of significantly improving strength and fatigue resistance and mitigating...

Bodycote to open new heat-treatment facility in U.K.

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, has announced the opening of a new facility in the Advanced...

Plasma/ion nitriding for enhancing component properties

Thermochemical surface treatments, such as plasma/ion nitriding, are effective ways of enhancing the mechanical properties of ferrous and titanium alloy parts . Through the...

E Instruments has new E1500 gas analyzer

E Instruments International’s E1500 portable flue gas analyzer is designed for emissions monitoring, maintenance, and tuning of boilers, burners, engines, furnaces, turbines, kilns, incinerators,...

Ecoclean offers solvents as superior cleaning alternative

The task of industrial part cleaning is to achieve the cleanliness required for high-quality downstream processes – e.g., coating, adhesive bonding, welding, curing – ...

Grieve offers 2,000°F electric inert atmosphere furnace

No. 989 is an electrically heated, 2,000°F (1,093°C) inert atmosphere furnace from Grieve, used to process fabricated parts at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions...

Kanthal acquires heating elements maker Custom Electric

Kanthal acquired privately owned Custom Electric Manufacturing Co., headquartered in Wixom, Michigan. The company is a leading manufacturer of original equipment and replacement heating...

All Metals & Forge Group promotes cost, quality benefits

All Metals & Forge Group manufactures high-quality seamless rolled rings with excellent tensile and yield properties for gear, bearing, and heavy machinery applications. It...

Liftomatic releases below-hook drum handling system

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., an industry-leading material handling equipment manufacturer, recently expanded its line of innovative drum handling equipment to include...

Using vanadium alloys

Vanadium is a commonly used alloying element in high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels because it improves strength and wear resistance through the precipitation...

Let’s hear it for welding

Heat-treating and metallurgy are topics that attract the overwhelming interest of attendees of technical conferences and are written about in numerous articles. However, a...

ITPS delivers outstanding presentations to industry executives

Industry leaders and executives gathered in Atlanta July 30-August 1 for the second ITPS — International ThermProcess Summit — and by all accounts and...

Amsted Rail® buys furnace line from AFC Holcroft

Amsted Rail®, a global leader in fully integrated freight-car systems for the heavy haul rail market has added a new, complete AFC-Holcroft UBH line...

Keep wet pumps performing

Performing routine maintenance on a wet pump is critical not only to its life span but, more importantly, to its performance. One commonly recommended...

AMS2750E, Nadcap requirements

When I consult, I will periodically perform a gap analysis on a supplier’s heat-treat process to either obtain Nadcap approval or as a check-and-balance...

TPS ships Gruenberg cabinet oven to R&D industry

Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg cabinet oven to the research and development industry....

MIM2019 Conference calls for presentations

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2019, International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, to be held in...

Can-Eng Furnaces chosen to deliver fastener hardening system

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. has been contracted to design and commission a complete large-capacity fastener hardening furnace system for a Tier 1 automotive supplier...

Q&A with Raymond Daniel Noble

What are your duties with Noble Industrial Furnace? What is your typical day? My duties include, but are not limited to, oversight of design and...
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