Vacuum Heat Treating

Vacuum Gas Cooling – Is Pressure or Velocity Most Important? (Part 1)

There is an age-old adage that exists in the heat treating world. That supposition states that “the smaller the vacuum furnace, the faster it will quench.” Our study compared the cooling rates of two distinctly sized High Pressure Gas Quenching (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces- a large 10-bar vacuum furnace equipped with a 600 HP blower motor versus a smaller 10-bar vacuum furnace equipped with a 300 HP motor.

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Preventing Eutectic Reactions and Diffusion Bonding in Vacuum Processing

The purpose of this paper is to explain reactions that can occur during a vacuum processing cycle and different methods of preventing these reactions.

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Titanium: A Fascinating History and Future

For all the advances, titanium and its many alloys, has not reached its apex in popularity in the world. Is there any other element that calls to mind the notion of strength quite like titanium?

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Gas Nitriding of Titanium

This preliminary study revealed that the partial pressure of nitrogen when gas nitriding Ti-6Al-4V in a vacuum furnace can have a significant effect on the nitrided case characteristics.

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The Returning Need For the All-Metal Vacuum Furnace Hot Zone and Specific Application Advantages

In this article, we will highlight some of the essential design requirements needed to provide the proper all-metal furnace for these critical applications.

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Using Vacuum Furnaces to Process 3D-Printed Parts

Vacuum heat treating is a crucial step in the additive manufacturing process cycle to meet required part quality specifications.

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Minimizing Titanium Alpha Case During Vacuum Furnace Heat Treating

A presentation by Solar's Don Jordan given at the ASM's Heat Treat 2015 trade show about reducing alpha case on titanium parts when heat treating in a vacuum furnace.

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True Cost of Becoming Aerospace Accredited

A presentation by Solar's Bob Hill given at the FNA 2014 trade show about the True Cost of Becoming an Aerospace Accredited Heat Treater.

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