Thinking back to our high-school days often brings a smile to our faces. As a freshman, the daunting task of picking a foreign language to study fell to The Doctor’s mother, who immediately chose Latin for him.
The father of the endothermic gas generator was a gentleman by the name of Norbert K. Koebel, who was fond of saying to young engineers such as The Doctor, “Treat ‘em right, and they’ll treat you right.” He knew that the endothermic gas generator was the heart of any atmosphere heat-treat operation.
How can one ever forget the smell of burning shoe leather? In the early 1970s, The Doctor, with the soles of his shoes literally melting away, was working atop a pusher carburizer to change one of those newfangled oxygen-probe sensors.
There is an old adage that says, “If you don’t know it, know where to find it.” Given the information age in which we live, with the Internet at our fingertips and “ask Siri” or “Alexa, what is…” at our beck and call, solving problems and getting answers to our questions seems faster and easier than ever before.
We must use measurement and control devices to ensure the proper atmosphere composition necessary to achieve the desired metallurgical quality and mechanical/physical properties throughout the workload. Let's learn more.
Last but certainly not least, as the saying goes, is our discussion of gas nitriding and nitrocarburizing process simulators and how they are used to predict and control these case-hardening processes. Let's learn more.
Rockwell hardness testing is one of the seemingly easiest tests to perform on the shop floor, in the quality-control department or in the metallurgical laboratory but arguably one of the hardest tests to perform properly. Let's learn more.
The acceptance of low-pressure (vacuum) carburizing (LPC) technology in manufacturing is due in large part to the ease of recipe development and modification made possible by the use of simulators designed specifically for this purpose. Let's learn more.
Check out the October 2019 issue of Industrial Heating, featuring the "High-Temperature Refractory Maintenance", "How to Tell if You Really Have an Abrasion Problem", "Direct-Fired Gas Burners for High-Temperature Applications", and much more.