Check out the April 2021 issue of Industrial Heating, which features our cover story on the "Extrusion of Aluminum Alloy 7075", "Replacing Refractory Ceramic-Fiber Linings", "Reshoring: Rebuilding U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness", and much more.
The Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPETM) project shows the potential to increase throughput and reduce manufacturing costs and energy use for aluminum alloy 7075 extrusions. Aluminum alloy 7075 (AA7075) is a high-strength, low-weight metal alloy that can handle heavy mechanical stresses.
Hard lessons learned from the 2020 pandemic taught us that we needed to rebuild and re-establish our U.S. supply-chain ecosystem. The systemic shock to our global supply chains left us with bottlenecks, shortages and an acute awareness of our overdependence on imports.
When it comes to lining fired heaters in the petrochemical industry, refractory ceramic fiber has been the go-to material. However, it has its drawbacks. Consider an alternative material and learn how it can mitigate refractory ceramic fiber’s limitations.
Shortly after taking office, President Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain issued a regulatory-freeze memo across virtually all agencies. The action is typical of an incoming administration, especially one from the opposing party. The move allows the President’s team to review pending rules, 11th-hour actions and permanent regulations drafted by the previous administration.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is ready to deliver a safe and healthy environment for its 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 26-28 at the beautiful Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Situated on the west coast of Florida, the Don CeSar is a historic hotel located on a stretch of beach that was recently named the top beach in the United States by Tripadvisor.
My last column was a brief introduction to the Reshoring Initiative’s resources and some best practices regarding what companies can do to accelerate reshoring to gain business. Now we would like to discuss in more detail how your company or your customers can use the free online Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator® to more accurately determine the real P&L impact of reshoring or offshoring. Doing so will probably prove that some work should come back.
Welcome to my part of “Technical Talk,” where we will discuss brazing, a very important metal-joining technique that continues to grow in usage each year in many industries around the world. Most people are familiar with welding and soldering, but many are not familiar with where brazing might fit into the overall metals-joining landscape.
XSYTIN-360, a new line of high-performance solid ceramic end mills, combines Greenleaf’s phase-toughened XSYTIN-1 substrate with a unique cutting geometry that offers 10 times higher productivity and tremendous cost savings.
CAST-X HT high-temperature heaters operate up to 1110°F (600°C). Process gases such as nitrogen, argon, CO and CO2 are suited for this heater, but flammable liquids and gases can also be safely heated – even at significant flow rates and pressures.