Solar Atmospheres and ASM International at Materials Park in Ohio have partnered to offer a new Vacuum Heat Treating Course. The class – developed by Dr. Virginia Osterman, Solar Atmospheres’ consultant in chemistry and metallurgy – will provide students with a means to combine basic vacuum heat-treatment theory with hands-on instruction using the new ASM laboratory vacuum furnace donated by Solar Atmospheres and manufactured by Solar Manufacturing. Courses are scheduled for April 2014 and September 2014 and will cover the background of vacuum measurement, vacuum furnace design and vacuum technology as it applies to various metallurgical processes.