Podcasts

Vacuum Heat Treat Minute December 2015: The Advantages of Vacuum Furnace Brazing

This podcast is the first in a series on vacuum furnace brazing. It is an overview of the different types of brazing processes and why vacuum furnace brazing is superior to other joining methods, particularly torch brazing and welding.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute October 2015: Preventing Distortion and Cracking in a Vacuum Furnace

Distortion and cracking of parts is a common problem for heat treaters. This podcast is a discussion on how to prevent and reduce the distortion and cracking of tool steels and other ferrous alloys when cooling parts in a gas-quenching vacuum furnace.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute August 2015: The Problem of Contaminated Ceramic Electrical Insulators in a Vacuum Furnace

This podcast features a discussion on how contaminants develop on ceramic insulators, how contamination affects the operation and performance of a vacuum furnace, and how to keep ceramic insulators clean of contaminants.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute June 2015: Measuring and Monitoring Trace Levels of Dew Point and Oxygen in Quench Gases – Part 2

A discussion on the importance of measuring and monitoring the trace levels of dew point (water vapor), oxygen and other gases to reduce part contamination through the use of a residual gas analyzer for in-process vacuum analysis, research and development, and maintenance.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute April 2015: Measuring and Monitoring Trace Levels of Dew Point and Oxygen in Quench Gases – Part 1

This month’s podcast is Part 1 on the importance of measuring and monitoring the trace levels of dew point and oxygen in quench gases to reduce part contamination while processing in a vacuum furnace.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute February 2015: Preventive Maintenance – Part 4

This is the fourth and final podcast in a series on the benefits of vacuum-furnace preventive maintenance. The concluding installment is a discussion about the importance of maintaining hot-zone power supplies.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute December 2014: Preventive Maintenance – Part 3

This installment serves as the third part of our discussion on vacuum-furnace preventive maintenance. Bill Jones advises listeners about how to properly maintain diffusion pumps.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute October 2014: Preventive Maintenance – Part 2

October’s installment is a continuation of August’s podcast, which featured tips on vacuum-furnace preventive maintenance. Listen to leaders in the thermal-processing industry share their experience about keeping your vacuum furnace in top condition.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute August 2014: Preventive Maintenance – Part 1

August’s installment features tips on vacuum-furnace preventive maintenance. Listen to leaders in the thermal-processing industry share their experience about keeping your vacuum furnace in top condition.

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Vacuum Heat Treat Minute June 2014: Graphite Materials for Hot-Zone Components – Part 2

This follow-up to part 1 in April continues to explore why graphite has grown to be the material of choice for vacuum-furnace heating elements and insulation over the last 20-25 years. Choosing graphite materials for certain hot-zone components is so important two podcasts on the subject are needed.

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