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One Minute Mentor: Austenitizing Temperature and Time

April 28, 2019

As austenitizing temperature increases, so does the matrix carbon content; the actual matrix carbon content depends in a complex way on the alloy elements present, their amounts, and their locations (segregation) within the matrix.

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Ajax Tocco induction heat treating lines process upset tubing at 15 to 20 tons per hour

April 28, 2019

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, Warren, Ohio, announces the delivery of two large induction heat-treating quench and temper lines to facilities in the United States that process upset tubing inline.

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Toyota selects Novelis as supplier for 2019 RAV4 aluminum body sheet

April 23, 2019

Novelis Aluminum, Atlanta, announces that it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corp. to supply premium aluminum automotive body sheet for the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4, Toyota's number-one-selling vehicle and the best-selling non-pickup truck in the country.

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HRL Labs commercializes 3D-printable high-strength aluminum alloy

April 22, 2019

HRL Laboratories LLC, Malibu, Calif., is commercializing its additively manufactured (3D-printed) high-strength aluminum, which has obtained the first ever registration of an additive alloy from the Aluminum Association.

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One Minute Mentor: Hardness of normalized ductile iron tempered at various temperatures

April 19, 2019

The normalizing temperature for ductile iron is usually between 870° and 940°C (1600° and 1725°F).

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AFC Holcroft provides UBQ and UBT heat treating furnaces to Specialty Steel Treating

April 16, 2019

AFC Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that it has supplied a UBQ (universal batch quench) furnace and a UBT (universal batch temper) annealing furnace to Specialty Steel Treating as part of a larger multi-year equipment standardization program intended to replace older equipment provided by another supplier.

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Baker Furnace develops point-and-click augmented reality platform for its furnaces

April 16, 2019

Baker Furnace, Yorba Linda, Calif., a division of Thermal Product Solutions, has developed an augmented reality (AR) platform for its furnace lines, allowing operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers to interact with the furnace through a tablet.

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Universal Stainless invests $10 million for upgrades to specialty steel facility in New York

April 16, 2019

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products Inc., Bridgeville, Pa., announces that it has added a new bar turn and burnish line and a new General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing system to its facility in Dunkirk, New York.

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Wisconsin Oven designs solution heat treat/chiller system for aerospace company

April 16, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, announces that it has shipped an electrically heated horizontal solution treat system with a chiller system to a manufacturer in the aerospace industry.

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ATI extends purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce for rotating-disc-quality nickel alloys

April 11, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has extended its Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Rolls-Royce to supply rotating-disc-quality nickel-base and other specialty alloys for its Trent engine family.

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