News for the thermal processing industry covering heat treating, ferrous & nonferrous thermal processes in excess of 1000 degrees F.


Kobe Steel Starts Up Hot-Metal Treatment Plant

April 23, 2014

Kobe Steel Ltd. started up a new hot-metal treatment plant at its Kakogawa Works in western Japan.

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China Steel Corp. Commissions Twin-Ladle Furnace

April 22, 2014

China Steel Corp. (CSC), located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, successfully commissioned a 270-ton twin-ladle furnace supplied by Germany’s SMS Mevac.

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Partnership for Aluminum-Beryllium Investment Castings Announced

April 21, 2014

Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites entered into a strategic manufacturing and marketing partnership with Aristo Cast Inc. for its proprietary AlBeCast® aluminum-beryllium investment castings product line.

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Hammond Lead Products Orders High-Temperature Box Furnace

April 17, 2014

Lucifer Furnaces shipped a high-temperature laboratory box furnace to Hammond Lead Products of Pottstown, Pa.

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Turkish Steel Producer Orders Bar and Wire Rod Mill

April 16, 2014

SMS Meer received an order from Turkey’s Kardemir for the supply of a special-bar-quality (SBQ) rolling mill.

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Praxair Starts Up Air-Separation Plant in Peru for Steelmaker

April 15, 2014

Praxair Inc. announced the start-up of a new 270-tons/day air-separation plant in Pisco, located in the central region of Peru.

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U.S. Aerospace Manufacturer Purchases Vacuum Furnace

April 14, 2014

VAC AERO commissioned a vacuum furnace at an East Providence, R.I.-based aerospace manufacturer.

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PMF Industries Orders Vertical Vacuum Furnace

April 11, 2014

Ipsen has been selected by PMF Industries of Williamsport, Pa., to manufacture a vertical MetalMaster vacuum heat-treatment system.

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Manufacturer Purchases Induction Heating System

April 10, 2014

Ambrell sold an EKOHEAT 125-kW/10-kHz induction heating system to a manufacturer of pressure control products for the oil industry.

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Global Apparent Steel Use Outlook Positive

April 9, 2014

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) released its short-range outlook for 2014 and 2015.

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