Scrap recycling with the twin-chamber melting furnace (TCF®) has become state-of-the-art worldwide. The latest installations show that the TCF fulfills the complex requirements of scrap processing regarding environment, safety and metal yield.
During World War II, there was a need to heat treat large tank parts for use in the North African theater. Cincinnati, Ohio-based Derrick Company, a local brick-maker, devised a way to use their brick-making kilns as heat-treating ovens.
The CHTE at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts has been working on a one-of-a-kind research project aimed at better understanding the mechanical properties and microstructural features of steels that have been gas tempered and induction tempered.
In the latter half of the 19th century, newly developed refrigeration and cryogenic processes allowed products to be cooled to levels far below traditional winter experiences regardless of the location or season.