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 […]