The December Issue of Industrial Heating features the one-of-a-kind research being done by CHTE researchers. The study – “Comparative Analysis of Induction and Furnace Tempering” – aims for a better understanding of the mechanical properties and microstructural features of steels that have been gas tempered and induction tempered. This comparative, pre-competitive research aims to help heat treaters better understand the optimal technology they should use, especially since tempering requires a balance between required hardness and tensile strength, while increasing toughness and maintaining a uniform microstructure. Read the complete article here.
Also featured in the December issue of Industrial Heating is work being done in CHTE’s labs on “Additive Manufacturing,” also known as 3D printing. The article highlights the significant work being done by our researchers, work that will allow manufacturers to create more complicated, lighter parts with less wasted materials. Yet the industry continues to have questions about how materials that have been additively manufactured will behave in their environment. Will the materials be durable? Will corrosion be a problem? How will the part withstand stress? These are the questions the research is helping to answer. To read more, click here.