While there is a great need for academic research and understanding of the metallurgical events that happen during the thermal treatment of any metal, there is an even greater need for that understanding to be given to the person on the shop floor.
In my first column (January 2015), I wrote about the reason for the existence of the Portuguese language in Brazil. Now I would like to talk about the origin of the Brazilian people, which helps explain in some ways my name, Udo Fiorini (German mixed with Italian).
As secretary of The Contract Heat Treatment Association (the U.K.’s equivalent of MTI) and editor of its Hotline newsletter, I take a keen interest in upcoming global events that promise to expand our industry’s knowledge base and capabilities.
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.