Paulo will add hot isostatic pressing to its thermal-processing services with the acquisition of a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies. The press is equipped with Quintus’ proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC), a feature that improves material properties in additive manufacturing and investment casting. The HIP will be installed in Paulo’s recently expanded Cleveland Division in Willoughby, Ohio, which provides specialized brazing and vacuum heat treatment.
Atmosphere thermal processing improves the properties of fabricated metals. Operations include annealing, brazing, sintering (for powdered metals, metal injection molding and additive manufacturing) and glass or ceramic-to-metal sealing.
SECO/WARWICK received an order from a U.S. manufacturer of flat-rolled aluminum sheet for a sow and T-bar preheat furnace system to achieve maximum product quality, energy savings and melt safety. The furnace offers optimum airflow management and a heating system that promotes efficient heat transfer throughout the work. It includes a patented movable baffle system and fixed base airflow spacers for maximum heat transfer to varying height loads. The system is PLC-controlled with remote I/O and dual operator-interface control stations.
Armil CFS Inc. shipped a natural-gas-fired pusher furnace to a European manufacturer of investment castings for the medical industry. The two-row, high-production furnace will be used for the burnout and preheating of investment casting molds. It has an operating temperature range of 1650-2100°F (900-1150°C). Residual wax will be consumed within the furnace chamber, eliminating the need for an afterburner. A recuperative combustion system will utilize a series of medium-velocity burners and a cross-flow recuperator operating in three zones of control.
AFC-Holcroft received an order from a Midwestern facility of a U.S.-based manufacturer of safety-critical fasteners and assembly solutions for a mesh-belt furnace. The new equipment will replace an older AFC-Holcroft installation. The furnace, which will be used in the production of metal fasteners, will integrate with existing companion equipment including a loading system, pre- and post-wash systems, oil quench and temper furnace.
Lindberg/MPH shipped an industrial box furnace to the technology industry, where it will be used for multiple applications, including annealing, austempering, brazing, preheating and solution treating. The Treet-All furnace, which has a maximum temperature rating of 2050°F, has work-chamber dimensions of 12 inches wide x 24 inches deep x 12 inches high. It meets and exceeds industry standards for heat-up rates and outer shell temperatures.
Peters’ Heat Treating Inc. of Meadville and McKean, Pa., announced that Andrew S. Wilkosz has been named president of the company. Wilkosz has been with Peters’ Heat Treating for nearly four years. He previously served as vice president of operations, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company across all three facilities. Wilkosz is also a principal in Laser Hard Inc., a company specializing in robotic laser heat treating and cladding.
Thomas G. Gasbarre has stepped down as CEO of Gasbarre Products Inc. He has held the position since 1990 when his father, George Gasbarre, the founder of the company, retired. During his tenure as CEO, Tom completed a series of key acquisitions that earned Gasbarre Products a worldwide reputation. He will remain as chief financial officer until his planned retirement at the end of 2020.
Epcon Industrial Systems received an order to build an industrial oven for the aerospace industry. The oven, which has two combustion chambers located on top and three guillotine doors, will be used to process airplane parts. It is approximately 15 feet wide x 15 feet high x 40 feet long. Each 20-foot section of the oven can operate independently or as a single unit, providing flexibility in the line. This is a turnkey project funded by the U.S. government and includes a comprehensive site FAT (factory acceptance test) and on-site commissioning.