Before purchasing an industrial oven

Manufacturing an industrial oven does not require understanding the subtleties of quantum physics! My guess is that some people in our industry still believe that the mechanical design of an industrial oven basically consists of a box made out of sheet metal and some...

Edgar Bain, father of the modern heat treatments

Cited in every reference material on the subject, Edgar Bain, between the two World Wars, wrote the book on modern metallurgy. His works describing the many heat treatment processes (particularly tempering and stress relieving) remain relevant to this day in the...

What follows quenching?

The processes involved in steel quenching and tempering are as old as time. For the last 3000 years, we’ve known that rapid quenching of a red hot sickle blade in whale oil improves its mechanical properties, which nevertheless remain weak upon usage, unless the blade...