The process of heat treating is often the most overlooked step in producing quality metal components for automotive applications, but it is usually the first process suspected if there are any deficiencies in quality or final product performance.
Troubleshooting furnace heat-treatment quality issues, such as oxidation and discoloration, can sometimes be challenging. At times, normal, conventional troubleshooting steps and techniques may not always work.
Data and information on the effects of corrosion
on engineered materials are available in many forms and from many sources. The focus for most corrosion engineers is on aqueous corrosion, an important
topic in and of itself. As heat treaters, however, the effects of hot gaseous
corrosion in our heat-treat furnaces are of more immediate concern.
The September 2017 issue of Industrial Heating features our cover story on vacuum diffusion bonding for joining titanium alloys, along with best welding practices for heat-resistant alloys, and much more.