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Using simulation to evaluate part green shape to reduce distortion during plug quenching

Determining the heat-treatment geometry (green shape) for complex gears is not a trivial task. Mass distribution becomes critical in determining […]

Fatigue Performance and Cleanliness of Carburizing Steels for Gears

The cleanliness of steels used for gears is of great importance when looking to improve their life or increase loads. […]

ECM USA, Inc.

Our mission is to provide high quality vacuum furnaces, services and spare parts to our North American customer base for […]

Ipsen

Our Story Backed by nearly 70 years of experience, it is our mission to strengthen heat treatment through expert-driven solutions. […]

Pre-Nitriding: A Means of Significantly Increasing Carburizing Throughput

Carburizing is a surface-hardening method that uses heated metal in a carbon-rich environment to increase carbon levels on the metal, […]

Application of ICME to Optimize Metallurgy and Improve Performance of Carburizable Steels

Introduction QuesTek Innovations LLC  (“QuesTek”) of  Evanston,  IL  uses  its  proprietary  Materials  by  Design® expertise and technology in conjunction with […]

Enhancing Control of Distortion Through One-Piece-Flow Heat Treatment

Proper distortion control has become even more important than in previous days. Distorted gear components cause noise in the transmission […]

Integrated Heat Treating

For decades the gear industry has faced the challenge of producing high performance components in a cost-effective manner. To meet […]

Retained Austenite Stabilization

The phenomenon of retained austenite stabilization in tool steels is well documented [1,2]. When a steel with a martensite finish […]

Carburizing Wind-Turbine Gears

Flame Metals Processing Corp. is a 23 year-old company that heat treats ferrous and nonferrous components in atmosphere and vacuum […]

Improvements in Dimensional Control of Heat Treated Gears

The goals and objectives of this investigation focused on highly distortion-prone gearing (Figure 1) to determine if dimensional improvements could […]

Heat Treating Heavy-Duty Gears

Whether required to pace the movement of a precision watch or a giant wind turbine, gears play an essential role […]

Bending Fatigue of Surface Densified Gears

Surface densified powder metal gears and conventional wrought steel gears were tested using a pulsator and a back-to-back gear tester […]

Oil Quenching Technologies For Gears

Oil quenching is a logical choice for gears. Atmosphere and vacuum carburizing carbonitriding of gears followed by oil quenching is […]

Engineered Heat Treatment for Stronger Aerospace Gears

It is well established that carburization of low alloy steels promotes compressive residual surface stress upon quenching, and that compressive […]

Laser Heat Treating Advances for the Gear Industry

Laser technology has been used for many years with much success in industries such as power generation, hydraulics, hand tools, […]

Reducing Distortion in Heat-Treated Gears

Power transmission gear manufacturing for critical industrial applications (Figure 1) requires an understanding of many factors, including both heat treat […]

The Details of Ductile Iron

Cast iron is generally thought of as a weak, dirty, cheap, brittle material that does not have a place in […]

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