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Part 2 – “Caveat Emptor” is a Latin saying and means ‘Let the Buyer Beware’

Our company is using a commercial heat treater and we’re getting good results. Why should we buy a Cress furnace and do the heat treating in house? This is one...

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EPS Continuous and Batch Ovens for Solar Panel Curing

Solar panel demand and subsequent manufacturing are growing at an impressive rate.  As noted in one report, “Solar power has been expanding rapidly in the past eight years, growing at an...

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Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research Report solar Market has 38% Growth in 3rd Quarter

According to a report released on December 16thcompiled by GTM for the SEIA, the commercial sector has driven the solar market to a 38% growth in the 3rdquarter. The article...

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Heat Treating Steel Gets Innovative with Flash Bainite

A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers here recently, when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel 7 percent stronger than any steel on record – in less than 10 seconds....

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“Caveat Emptor” is a Latin saying and means ‘Let the Buyer Beware’

Our company is using a commercial heat treater and we’re getting good results. Why should we buy a Cress furnace and do the heat treating in house? This is one...

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Dealing with Distortion During Heat Treat Processing

Following a few basic rules can often minimize troublesome distortion that takes place during the steel heat treat process. There are three major areas where distortion can take place, assuming...

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Protecting Against Decarburization with Cress Furnaces

Decarburization is an oxidizing surface condition caused whenever ferrous (carbon based) metal is heated to temperatures above the visible heat (960oF) zone, and is exposed to atmosphere. The depth of...

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Tempering Temperatures to Avoid

If you put your steel parts into a Cress Draw Furnace and set the temperature for 600°F because you want to draw down the hardness a few points to make the part...

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CONTAMINATED QUENCH OILS

Water in quenching oils can be very dangerous, and even more so when martempering using oils at temperatures above 212oF. Where does water come from? Generally it is from condensation...

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