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Limiting Risk in Procurement and Heat Treatment of 400-Series Stainless Steel

Championed for corrosion resistance and unmatched polishability, stainless steel is one of the most versatile, widely adopted metal alloys in manufacturing today. But it may also be the most misunderstood. When stainless...

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Transforming Automotive: The New EV Supply Chain, Automotive Chip Shortage & Reshoring Trends

In recent articles, we’ve discussed approaches to heat treating ICE...

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The rise of EV, a fork in the road for OEMs and suppliers

Despite the supply chain challenges of the pandemic, the EV...

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Deep Case Carburizing for Helical Gears: Capability Spotlight

Helical gears differ from spur gears in that their teeth...

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Annealing vs. Stress Relieving Heat Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Annealing and stress relieving are heat treatment processes that are...

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Four Thermal Processing Problems and How to Avoid Them

Heat treating, brazing, and metal finishing operations are key to...

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Capability Spotlight: Heat Treating Additive Manufactured Parts

Additive manufacturing (also known as AM or industrial 3D printing)...

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High-Pressure Heat Treatment, Hot Isostatic Pressing, and Additive Manufacturing

Benefits of Combining HIP and High-Pressure Heat Treating for AM...

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Thermal Processing for Automotive Seating Components: The Essential Guide

The advent and increasing adoption of electric vehicles have brought...

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Datagineering 2020: Year In Review

It’s been a challenging year for manufacturing (and for people...

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Heat Treating and the Bullwhip Effect

How your thermal processor can help lessen the pain of...

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Capability Spotlight: Screenprint Brazing

Brazing is the joining of steel parts using a filler...

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Reshoring Your Heat Treating Operations: An Overview

The coronavirus pandemic has many manufacturers rethinking their supply chains....

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Datagineering at Work: The Paulo Advantage

What is datagineering? Here is how we define it: Datagineering...

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Can you ‘HIP’ it? Investigating hot isostatic pressing

Additive manufacturing has steadily asserted itself as a viable method...

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Extensive testing reveals impressive hot isostatic press (HIP) capabilities

If you’ve kept up with company news over the last...

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Disaster-proof your production by planning for emergency & overflow heat treating

As supply chains become more complex and OEMs scour the...

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Enhanced property treatments: Ordinary alloys punch above their weight

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, manufacturers have chased...

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Investments in equipment, services and certifications strengthen Paulo’s aerospace ties

Some big questions have been banging around the boardrooms and...

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Precise heat treatment is vital for aerospace alloys

The stakes are high in aerospace research & development and...

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First article inspections and AS9102 compliance: How heat treaters fit in

Aerospace industry manufacturing processes are strictly regulated. The myriad standards...

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Powder bed fusion, HIP and the heat treatment of the superalloy Inconel 718

Additive manufacturing has given engineers in aerospace, power generation and...

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Low-Pressure Carburization for High Hardness & Low Distortion

Immense pressure on industrial manufacturers to produce higher quality parts...

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What to Expect From Nadcap-Approved Heat Treaters

At its core, heat treating is simple: Use heat to...

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Understanding effective vs. total case depth

Case hardening is a critical thermal process that results in...

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Understanding customer-specific requirements in the IATF 16949 standard

The compliance deadline for new benchmarks for automotive industry suppliers...

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S7, D2, A2: Difference in tool steel properties

Tool steels are unsung heroes, indirectly touching almost every aspect...

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How heat treating and annealing stainless steel impacts corrosion resistance and polishing

Stainless steels are revered across industrial applications for the unique...

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The salt bath nitriding process and its safer alternative

Nitriding is a popular case hardening technique renowned for the...

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Overflow heat treatment work: Knowing when to outsource

Heat treatment is an end-stage process often followed by delivery...

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Heat treat scale removal and prevention

Scale —the dark brown- or black-colored flaky material often observed...

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Methods for reducing turnaround time with heat treatment solutions

The most common question customers ask heat treaters is when...

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Measuring and preventing decarburization in steel

Strengthening steel parts via heat treatment comes with its share...

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Hardness testing methods: Rockwell, Brinell and microhardness

Heat treating has evolved into a highly complex, precise process...

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How heat treating impacts material specification

One of the keys to successful manufacturing of metal parts...

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Understanding Heat Treat Specifications

Too often, metallurgists receive inadequate heat treatment specifications. Some specs...

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Variants in the nitriding process: Do trade names affect outcomes?

For customers who need steel parts with improved toughness, higher...

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Managing the risk of cracking in heat treating

Tool and die components are subjected to intense stresses before...

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Why nitriding steel is growing in popularity

A case-hardening technique in use since the early 20th century,...

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The Basics of Quenching Steel in Oil in Heat Treating

One of the most critical parts in the heat treatment...

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Different Media for Quenching Metal Explained

Quenching metal is one of the critical stages in the...

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