Advanced solutions for heat treat furnace atmospheres can have a powerful effect on product quality, safety and profitability, according to industry experts.
During a one-day Atmospheres and Quenching Seminar on Nov. 5, advanced atmosphere options for heat treating materials will be presented by top engineers from two leading voices in the heat treating and surface engineering community: Air Products and Surface Combustion.
Presented in association with the Puget Sound Chapter of ASM International, The Materials Information Society, the seminar will be held at the Doubletree Hotel at Seattle Airport.
Presenters will include Air Products engineers John Dwyer and Rob Hostinak; Surface Combustion engineers Ralph Poor and Bill Cleary; Houghton International technical specialist Scott MacKenzie, and “The Heat Treat Doctor,” Dan Herring.
Presentations will cover atmosphere options for annealing, nitriding, sintering, and brazing, and will also describe quenching care, vacuum, carburizing and maintenance processing. The influence of atmosphere composition on product quality, process controls and flammability limits, and atmosphere troubleshooting and safety considerations will also be discussed.
Air Products and Surface Combustion engineers have tailored the seminar content to provide valuable information for materials procurement specialists, machine shop personnel, heat treaters, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, manufacturing managers, technicians, quality control inspectors, and marketing personnel. The seminar can particularly benefit those who are new to heat treating as well as those who want to update their knowledge by meeting and talking with leaders in the heat treating industry.
For more information about the Nov. 5 seminar, including how to register, visit www.asm-pugetsound.org. The mission of the Puget Sound Chapter of ASM International, The Materials Information Society, is to inform, educate, and stimulate discussion in materials science and engineering.