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Heattreater Expands Services for Aluminum Treatment

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
 
Al-Fe Heat Treating, Wadsworth, OH, has added glycol quenching to its list of NADCAP-accredited aluminum heattreat services. The process improves control over quenching speeds when compared to hot-water quenching, beneficial for parts with thin sections or wall thicknesses. Glycol quenching provides more even heat extraction, minimizing distortion to sheetmetal and stamped parts. More at www.al-fe.com/.

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
 
Metal stamper Pridgeon & Clay Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, named Michael J. Alcala president, adding to his current role as chief operating officer. He succeeds long-time president Robert Edwin Clay, who becomes president emeritus.

Reich Tool & Design, Inc., and Trinity Biomedical, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI, named Michael San Filippo sales and marketing manager; the two companies share the same facility. Reich Tool also named Don Kucken design supervisor; the firm manufactures metal-stamping dies and performs contract machining.

Metalworking-lubricant manufacturer Irmco, Evanston, IL, hired Michael Krocko to serve as a field technical engineer, and Michael Krueger as a sales engineer (based in Ann Arbor, MI) covering Michigan, northern Indiana and northern Ohio.

Metal stamper Bettcher Manufacturing, L.L.C., McAllen, TX, hired Melayne Martin as sales and marketing manager.


South Carolina to Welcome New Heattreating/Furnace-Brazing Facility

Monday, October 6, 2014
 
Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA, announced plans to expand into the southeast United States by opening a vacuum-heattreating and furnace-brazing facility in Grenville, SC. The $15-million venture features 54,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space on a 14-acre site, and a facility-wide closed-loop water-cooling system. Furnace size will range from vacuum furnaces outfitted to handle small production lots and development work to a 24-ft.-car bottom furnace for processing large loads; www.solaratm.com/.

 


 

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