The Jominy end-quench test is used to measure the hardenability of a steel, which is a measure of the capacity of the steel to harden in depth under a given set of conditions. This article considers the basic concepts of hardenability and the Jominy test.
Sintavia LLC, an independent metal additive manufacturer, acquired QC Laboratories Inc. (QC Labs), a nondestructive testing (NDT) services company based in Hollywood, Fla. The acquisition enhances Sintavia’s NDT capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface-finish conformance testing. QC Labs specializes in radiographic (X-ray and gamma), fluorescent-penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic-particle and eddy-current inspections. The company holds approvals for these processes from Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Cessna, Eaton, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Rolls-Royce.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) heads to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2019 Fall Seminars and Fall Business Conference. The event will be held at the Intercontinental Cleveland Sept. 24-26. The technical seminar series will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the IHEA Fall Business Conference on Thursday.
TASI Group, a privately owned business focused on test, measurement, inspection and assembly equipment, acquired ONICON Measurement Solutions. All ONICON Measurement Solutions business units (ONICON, Air Monitor, Fox Thermal, Seametrics, Greyline and Pulsar Process Measurement) are included in the transaction. Fox Thermal provides a range of full-featured flow meters to industrial OEMs and end-user customers. The companies will become part of the existing TASI Flow Group of companies, which is comprised of AW-Lake Company, Exact Dispensing Systems, KEM GmbH, Litremeter, SignalFire Wireless Telemetry and Vogtlin Instruments.
Dunkirk Specialty Steel LLC, a U.S. manufacturer of semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, installed a General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing (NDT) system as part of a $10 million capital investment from parent company Universal Stainless and Alloy Products. The company also installed a bar turn and burnish line as part of upgrades at its Dunkirk, N.Y., facility, which produces finished bar, rod and wire products in a variety of specialty steel grades.