The first in the series of 3 podcasts looking back over the evolutionary history of hot zone designs from the beginning of the modern vacuum furnace discussing a few important developments that helped to shape present day furnace technology.
The April 2016 podcast is the third in the series about Vacuum Furnace Brazing. Our discussion centers on an overview of reactive brazing in a vacuum furnace and the use of active brazing alloys for successful results in joining titanium and titanium alloys.
The February 2016 podcast is the second in the series about Vacuum Furnace Brazing. Our discussion centers on the advantages and concerns of brazing of Stainless Steel components with nickel-based and copper-based brazing alloys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.