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Pilbrico Opens New Headquarters, R&D LabOpen in a New Window

Pilbrico Company recently opened its new corporate headquarters and research-and-development lab in Northbrook, Ill.

 

Thermprocess Returns to Düsseldorf in 2019Open in a New Window

Thermprocess, along with GIFA, METEC and NEWCAST, will take place June 25-29, 2019 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

Nucor Acquires Manufacturing Facilities in U.S., MexicoOpen in a New Window

Nucor Corp. agreed to acquire St. Louis Cold Drawn Inc., a manufacturer of cold-drawn rounds, hexagons, squares and special sections that mainly serves the U.S. and Mexican automotive and industrial markets.

 

Solar Manufacturing Receives PatentOpen in a New Window

A new U.S. Patent, No. 9,702,627 B2, was awarded to Solar Manufacturing Inc. for an innovation in vacuum furnace hot-zone design.

 

BASF Establishes Company for 3D PrintingOpen in a New Window

BASF plans to establish a new group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of Sept 1.

 

Drilling-Tool Manufacturer Orders Nitrocarburizing FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Nitrex Metal received an order from a European manufacturer of hard-rock drilling tools for a gas nitrocarburizing turnkey installation, complete with furnace, control system and technology.

 

U.S. Auto-Parts Manufacturer Orders Box FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Lucifer Furnaces Inc. received an order for an electric ceramic-fiber-lined box furnace from a U.S. stamping manufacturer of automotive products.

 

Ipsen Announces Organizational ChangesOpen in a New Window

Ipsen made several strategic changes in its organizational structure to strengthen its position as a global provider of integrated heat-treatment solutions.

 

TMK IPSCO Restarting Operations, Creating Jobs in OklahomaOpen in a New Window

According to a report in Tulsa World, TMK IPSCO restarted operations at its facility in Catoosa, Okla. 

 

Axle Manufacturer Upgrading Heat-Treat Control SystemOpen in a New Window

United Process Controls Inc. (UPC) is nearing completion of a large, multiyear control-systems upgrade project for a manufacturer of automotive axles.

 

Italian Steelmaker Orders Bright-Annealing LineOpen in a New Window

Ebner will supply a vertical bright-annealing line to Arinox, a member of Italy’s Arvedi Group.

 

Petroleum Company Orders Car-Bottom FurnaceOpen in a New Window

International Thermal Systems of Milwaukee, Wis., shipped a TruTemp car-bottom furnace to a company in the petroleum industry.

 

Ipsen Ships 15 Atmosphere, Vacuum FurnacesOpen in a New Window

Ipsen USA shipped 15 atmosphere and vacuum furnaces last quarter to companies in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

 

ECM USA Purchases Temperature Monitoring SystemOpen in a New Window

ECM USA Vacuum Furnaces purchased a PhoenixTM through -furnace temperature monitoring system for its new Synergy Center research-and-development plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

 

Japan-Based Foundry Building Facility in IndianaOpen in a New Window

Kimura Foundry America will invest $8 million to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, Ind.

 

Mainstream Engineering Installs CAB SystemOpen in a New Window

Mainstream Engineering of Rockledge, Fla., installed a controlled-atmosphere aluminum brazing (CAB) system designed and built by SECO/WARWICK.

 

Bearing Manufacturer Orders Mesh-Belt Furnace SystemOpen in a New Window

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. received an order from an automotive corporation’s U.S.-based bearing division for a mesh-belt furnace system for heat treating thrust races, retainer/cages and washers.

 

voestalpine Expanding 3D Metal Printing Activities to Canada, AsiaOpen in a New Window

voestalpine Group’s High Performance Metals Division will open two 3D metal printing production plants in Canada and Taiwan in the coming months.

 

Furnace Brazing School Scheduled for OctoberOpen in a New Window

Wall Colmonoy will host a fall session of its Modern Furnace Brazing School on Oct. 10-12 at the Aerobraze Brazing Engineering Center in Cincinnati.

 

The Refractories Institute Announces 2017 ScholarshipsOpen in a New Window

The Refractories Institute (TRI) awards scholarships annually to college students pursuing an education related to refractory science.

 

Bloom Engineering Reorganizes Sales StructureOpen in a New Window

Bloom Engineering reorganized its sales department into two industry-focused teams.

 

Heat Treater Orders Box FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Lindberg/MPH shipped a gas-fired cyclone box furnace to a company in the heat-treatment industry.

 

Pfeiffer Vacuum Acquires Nor-Cal ProductsOpen in a New Window

Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology announced the acquisition of California-based Nor-Cal Products Inc. for approximately $68 million.

 

Fork Truck Manufacturer Orders Weld-Preheat SystemOpen in a New Window

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic installed a twin-bead floating-inductor weld-preheat system for the SAW (submerged-arc weld) process at a manufacturer of heavy-duty fork/lift trucks.

 

Diamond Heat Treat Purchases Vacuum FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Ipsen supplied a TITAN H6 vacuum furnace with 6-bar gas quenching to Diamond Heat Treat of Rockford, Ill.

 

Matheson to Build ASU for Nucor Steel FacilityOpen in a New Window

Matheson entered into an agreement with Nucor Corp. to supply tonnage oxygen, nitrogen and argon to the company’s mini-mill steel facility in Norfolk, Neb.

 

Material-Solution Provider Purchases Box FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Lindberg/MPH shipped a heavy-duty box furnace to a global provider of material and technology solutions.

 

Slovenian Forging Supplier Orders Melting FurnaceOpen in a New Window

Hertwich Engineering received an order from Slovenia’s Impol, a supplier of forgings and rolled products, for a stationary melting furnace and charging equipment for a melting rate of 6-8 tons per hour.

 

HTSU Acquires Furnace MechanixOpen in a New Window

Heat Treating Services Unlimited Inc. (HTSU), an accredited testing and calibration laboratory specializing in the thermal-processing industry, acquired Denver, N.C.-based Furnace Mechanix, a furnace refractory rebuilder.

 

SGL Group Invests in Rigid-Felt ProductionOpen in a New Window

SGL Group invested approximately $1.1 million in the development of its rigid-felt production site in China.

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