Aerospace manufacturers rely heavily on the autoclave to ensure that their products meet porosity goals. For large parts of thermoplastics (like skins, spars and integrated structures), this has always been the best way to achieve the compaction and consolidation pressure required to drive out any volatiles.
Recently, however, aerospace manufacturers are researching the options of producing thermoplastic composites in an out-of-autoclave press consolidation technique because it reduces the production cycle from 4-7 hours to 10-30 minutes for small and mid-size parts.
The PICO-S induction generator’s compact and portable design, intuitive operation menu and easy plug-and-play commissioning allow for use in a wide range of induction applications – from brazing to shrink-fitting and from die hardening to annealing.
Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic and Ohio Crankshaft are wholly owned subsiaries of Park Ohio Holdings. Park Ohio is a diversified international company providing world-class customers with a supply-chain management outsourcing service, capital equipment used on their production lines and manufactured components used to assemble their products.
InTEST Corp. announced that its thermal segment subsidiary, Ambrell Corp., is opening a new Induction Heating Applications Laboratory in the U.S. and expanding its capabilities in Europe. Ambrell’s Applications Laboratory, with facilities in Rochester, N.Y., and Hengelo, the Netherlands, will open a third location in Fremont, Calif., specifically to serve customers in the western U.S. The facility will include hands-on demonstrations and parts testing of a variety of induction heating applications. In addition to the new California location, Ambrell’s Hengelo laboratory has recently undergone a significant upgrade, including an increase in electric power capacity. The lab now allows for application testing using induction power supplies rated as high as 125 kW.
The new-generation Minac – a mobile all-in-one induction system for the heating of practically any electrically conductive material – is prepared for developments within advanced analytics and predictive maintenance, condition monitoring and alarming, automation and real-time data, machine learning, remote service, and augmented reality.
Omer Haimbaugh started Induction Heat Treating Corp. (IHT) in 1946 in Chicago with an induction heater he used to braze bread pans. Today, over 70 years later, the company has more than 20 induction heaters and 60 employees.
Corr-Paint CP4050 is a high-temperature, green-pigmented coating that provides corrosion and oxidation protection and color identification for induction heaters and heat exchangers used in demanding industrial applications at temperatures up to 1100°F (593°C).
Primetals Technologies and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will acquire ABP Induction Systems (ABP), a global manufacturer and servicer of induction furnaces and heating systems. ABP provides state-of-the-art equipment for ferrous and nonferrous metal casting, forging and steelmaking. Its main products are induction melting, holding and pouring furnaces as well as induction heaters. MHI and Primetals Technologies will jointly take ABP’s shares, and future business activities will be conducted in close cooperation with and under the leadership of Primetals Technologies.