In spite of a recession of epic and global proportions,
the manufacturing skills deficit continues to be a problem. We have discussed
some of the reasons for this in the past, but the key cause of the problem is
twofold: the retirement of baby boomers and the college-only tracking of
The January 2017 issue of Industrial Heating features our cover story on a horizontal quench system, the importance of materials science in failure analysis, a new quarterly column, Academic Pulse, and much more.