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Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief and Treatment

Posted: Sep 30, 2018
What is Hydrogen Embrittlement? Embrittlement in metal is a loss of ductility which results in the metal becoming brittle. There are a number of different types of embrittlement including liquid metal, absorption, and hydrogen to name a few. In this blog, we will be focusing on hydrogen embrittlement . The absorption of hydrogen into metal that causes embrittlement may have occurred during the manufacturing of the raw material, processing of a part that it is used in, welding of the metal, corrosion, or the environment it is stored in. When Hydrogen enters a metal due to any of the previously

Powder Curing Everyday Products in Your Home

Posted: Aug 22, 2018
You might be surprised to learn that many of the items you use every day are powder coated. Powder coating is an alternative to liquid paint during the finishing process of products. The application process for powder holds the coating securely to the item, creating a more durable surface than liquid paint. Many household items have gone through a powder coating oven . Powder coating works both large items such as decorative gates, furniture, benches, and doors, and smaller items including fixtures, bathroom scales, antennas, and microwave ovens. Thumbtacks undergo powder curing, as it is much cheaper to powder coat

Curing for Down-The-Hole Drilling: Part 2

Posted: Jul 18, 2018
Protective coating technology for oil and gas pipelines has come a long way since the  first commercial oil well in 1859 , when iron pipes only carried oil the short distance between drill holes to nearby tanks or refineries. Advances in technology led the drive to change from iron pipes to steel and helped industry professionals find better ways to install the pipe in the ground. Technological advances also improved the quality of pipeline coating formulations. Technology continues to improve pipeline coating quality. The application and maintenance of anticorrosion protection are important aspects in the manufacture, installation, and operation of

Curing for Down-The-Hole Drilling: Part 1

Posted: Jun 15, 2018
We continue our series on products that require curing by stepping outside of your home and exploring another area dependent on curing. As you hop into your car and head to the gas station, you use more products that rely on curing during production – products supplied by the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry relies on pipes and other equipment to transport their products up and out of wells, to refineries, and to consumers. These pipes must be durable and capable of standing up to climate extremes, caustic fluids, and flammable substances. Pipes must also be

How the Curing Process Plays a Part in Our Everyday Lives: Part-2

Posted: May 16, 2018
Like we mentioned in Part-1 of our Curing Process blog series, the curing process can help us avoid boring, time-consuming household tasks, such as ironing. Curing helps manufacturers create wrinkle-free shirts and other clothing that no longer requires ironing. The heat generated during the curing process causes the fibers of the shirt to expand and straighten, which makes the material resistant to wrinkling. Tableware manufacturers also use the curing process , as most ceramic cups take a trip through curing ovens. Curing the ceramic coatings improves the cup’s water repellency, increases the gloss, and improves resistance to chemicals and abrasions.

Visit Wisconsin Oven at SAMPE 2018

Posted: May 07, 2018
Wisconsin Oven is proud to announce its attendance at SAMPE 2018 held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California from May 21-24, 2018. SAMPE is one of the largest conferences dedicated to the latest advancements in materials and processes. The event brings together many qualified, experienced, and eager to learn professionals in the industry. SAMPE has over 250 exhibiting companies and a technical conference featuring the latest technologies and research advancements in the industry. This event is exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processing and highlights composites for aerospace applications, carbon fiber composites, and composites for advanced

How the Curing Process Plays a Part in Our Everyday Lives: Part-1

Posted: Apr 30, 2018
Remember 20 years ago when we all had to iron our clothing each day or else it would be a wrinkled mess? What changed? The introduction of a chemical that could be cured into shirts, allowing us to hang up our wrinkle-free shirts directly out of the dryer and not have to worry about getting out the trusty ironing board. In fact, many of the items we use in our life have undergone curing, a process that makes products stronger, more durable, easier to use, and more appealing to the eye. Curing involves the application of just the right amount

Sleeping Soundly on Tempered Springs

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 | Categories: Manufacturing
If you slept like a dream on your mattress last night, it may in part be due to the heat treatment of the springs in your mattress. Mattress springs are tempered during their manufacturing process. For this month’s blog we will start by discussing the history of the mattress and how it developed into using springs for comfort. Then we will talk about why springs are tempered and how the tempering process effects the steel. Sleeping on the cold, hard ground has always been terribly uncomfortable. People began sleeping on primitive beds about 10,000 years ago, during the Neolithic period.