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Hot Tensile Testing - Improving Efficiency

April 4, 2014

When hot tensile testing is required, it can be time consuming and energy intensive, especially when trying to meet strict standards such as Nadap. 

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Save Money by Optimizing Your Furnace Burner Fire Rate

April 3, 2014

Your melting furnace is running great. The melt rate is good. Maintenance on the flue and the doors is a bit high, but it doesn’t affect you too much. However, energy costs are high. You’ve checked the air-fuel ratio and furnace pressure, but nothing seems to help. You may have a furnace that is over-fired.

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Intergranular Oxidation: Scourge or Does it Really Matter?

April 2, 2014

Endothermic gas carburizing and liquid quenching will be with us for probably another 50 years at least. Why? Because, for the money, there just is no other case-hardening process that can elevate the properties of such a wide range of ferrous alloys.

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New Insulating Materials, Installation Techniques Reduce Maintenance and Save Energy

April 1, 2014

The steel industry provides a major foundation for North American manufacturing. Increased production of high-quality steel is essential to support investment in infrastructure and meet the needs of the commercial construction and automotive industries.

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New Training Certificate Program for Engineers

March 21, 2014

Over the past year, MTI has seen an increase in demand for its heat-treat training courses on its Online Academy for Heat Treaters from engineers. 

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Changes Coming to ISO 9001 Next Year

March 21, 2014

ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organizations around the world. The upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard, many of whom are MTI members. 

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10 Facts About the Impact of Regulations on Manufacturing

March 21, 2014

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet – nor economic recessions nor financial collapse – halts the inexorable accumulation of federal regulations on manufacturing activity. 

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A Look at the Manufacturing Sector

Two- to Five-Year Forcasts
March 21, 2014

Every three months, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) provides a detailed look at the health of the domestic manufacturing sector and reviews the performance of a selected group of its most important subsectors.

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FNA 2014: Your Connection to Innovation, Productivity

March 21, 2014

Furnaces North America 2014 (FNA 2014), presented by the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) in partnership with Industrial Heating, is the industry’s marquee event in 2014. 

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Safety Tip: No More Excuses

March 21, 2014

Irecently wrote about poor – very poor – excuses for accidents or near accidents. Here are some more beauties that should never be uttered. The teaching moment would be lost.

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Check out the latest publication of Industrial Heating. This month's edition features a special look at new insulating materials and installation techniques and how they reduce maintenance, as well as save energy.

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