The Center for Heat Treating Excellence at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass., announces that it has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Steve Ferdon. The award is granted to an individual who has made significant, commendable, and long-standing contributions to the promotion of CHTE. A member of the ASM Heat Treating Society, Mr. Ferdon is […]
The Center for Heat Treating Excellence was founded in 2000 as part of ASM’s R&D committee’s road mapping efforts. A home for R&D in heat treating was needed to implement the roadmap and conduct pre-competitive R&D for the thermal processing industry. The member companies of CHTE are a diverse group representing the aerospace, automotive, energy and […]
CHTE researchers are perfecting carbon-concentration profile predictions through enhancements to CarbTool©, its simulation software. The models they are developing can be used to optimize industrial carburizing parameter processes in the area of low-pressure carburization (LPC), also referred to as vacuum carburization.
CHTE’s latest research project is called “Guidelines for Assessing Distortion and Residual Stress.” According to Richard Sisson, George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering and CHTE technical director, this is an area of huge concern; companies spend millions of dollars scrapping parts that become distorted during the heat treat process, in either the heating or […]
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 […]
Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Institute of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies.
Richard D. Sisson, George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of WPI’s Manufacturing and Material Engineering Programs, and Technical Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, received WPI’s 2016 Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship. The award recognizes continuing excellence in research and scholarship by faculty members over a […]
Bodycote, a founding and continuing member of CHTE, announces the launch of their infographic, the Interactive History of Metallurgy, which explores the evolution of metallurgy and heat treating and also acknowledges the collective work of scientists and engineers whose hard work and discoveries have enhanced the properties of metals and alloys making them better suited […]
H.C. Starck of Newton, Mass. is the newest member of CHTE. H.C. Starck is a leading global supplier of technology metals, with production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia. The company supplies fabricated products to OEMs, end-users, and aftermarket furnace manufacturers for heat treating medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, nuclear fuel, crystal growth and […]
The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of AIME has selected Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute, with its most prestigious award – the TMS Fellow Award – Class of 2016. By rules of the award, TMS only bestows this global honor on a total of 100 living fellows at any one […]