Wisconsin Oven's blog - Industrial Ovens

Read about interesting topics in the industries we serve and current company events.

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Horizontal Quench Solution Treatment Systems - A User's Story

Posted: Jul 10, 2017 | Categories: Industrial Ovens
Reprinted from the January 2017 Issue of Written By: Gary Schmid, Jason Schmid, Daniel H. Herring of Industrial Heating Magazine and Mike Grande of Wisconsin Oven Prior to World War II, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Derrick Company was a local brick-maker that used large kilns in the manufacture of bricks from clay mined from the hillsides of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. During World War II, there was a need to heat treat large tank parts for use in the North African theater, which prompted Harry Derrick Sr. to devise a way to use his brick-making kilns as heat-treating ovens. The results were

National Energy Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 25, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Energy, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
Energy is the driving force of most modern day conveniences and technology. As technological advances continue so does our need for energy. In 2011, each U.S. citizen used 313 million British Thermal Units (Btu) of energy and since then, this number has continued to increase. Energy sources such as fossil fuels have a limited supply. As human use of energy continues to increase it is critical that more and more energy saving initiatives are taken. As we look towards future generations, it is especially important to reduce the use of our natural resources now. As we continue to educate society

Inspiring the Future Generation of Manufacturing

Posted: Oct 06, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
The beginning of US manufacturing dates back to 1785 when the first automated flour mill was created. As the years progressed, so did the machinery. By the 1850s, American manufacturing was using interchangeable parts and mechanization which led to the first manufactured automobile coming off the assembly line in 1908. The automobile industry of the early 1900’s initiated the growth of manufacturing for several decades to come. Fast forward to today and the manufacturing industry hasn’t slowed down yet. There are countless industries that rely on manufacturing. The industry is a solid career choice for people of all skill and

2016 Promises to Be Another Great Year at WOC

Posted: Jan 20, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
At Wisconsin Oven we are always on the go, attending many trade shows and conferences throughout the year. We highly value attending because both give us the opportunity to network with industry professionals. They also allow us to show how our versatile products meet the needs of a wide range of applications. In 2016, we will continue our travels and our first stop is quickly approaching! On February 8th-10th we will be heading to California for AeroDef® Manufacturing 2016, located at the Long Beach Convention Center. Aerospace and defense industries rely heavily on materials that require heat treating, composite curing,

New Composite Curing Batch Ovens Are Ideal for Advanced Composite Materials

Posted: Feb 08, 2016 | Categories: Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens
Manufacturing is embracing Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs) in many different industries and applications. Characterized as high strength lightweight materials, ACMs are ideally suited for structural components in aircraft, aerospace, and automotive applications. Their dimensional stability, temperature, chemical resistance, flex performance, and relatively easy processing make them a perfect substitute for metal components. These new and innovative composite materials require higher processing temperatures than previous composites. We are introducing new batch ovens that suit the processing of advanced composite parts to meet the demands and requirements of higher cure temperatures. Most curing ovens have a standard heating temperature. This is fine

Wisconsin Oven Gains West Coast Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted: Mar 02, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new West Coast manufacturing facility which will allow us to better serve our customers in the surrounding areas. Wisconsin Oven Corporation has always served customers on the West Coast from their Wisconsin facility but at times that has caused delays in service due to travel time and increased freight costs. The new facility will provide current and future customers on the West Coast with quicker service and shipping at lower costs. What Does the New Facility Mean for West Coast Customers? • Lower Freight Costs – Manufacturing capabilities on the West

Championship Culture at Wisconsin Oven, Part II: Employees Tell All

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 | Categories: Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Secrets of Success
Last month we wrote our first blog post on the Championship Culture here at Wisconsin Oven . Heath at Maddox Industrial gave us a beautiful testimonial on both our ovens and company culture – a mentality of the “WOW” factor in which we all like to embrace. Today, we look towards our internal team of employees to discuss what Championship Culture means to them as an integral part of the WOC team. Jeff, a sales engineer at WOC, described what culture means to him. When asked about what the most important thing a company can do to keep their employees

Championship Culture at Wisconsin Oven, Part III: Employees Tell All Continued…

Posted: Apr 11, 2016 | Categories: Careers, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Secrets of Success
In blog two of our Championship series our three employees Jeff, Jason, and Dan spoke about their feelings on the structure of the Championship Culture we have in place here at Wisconsin Oven . They all agreed that a system of checks and balances was the way to make and keep a successful company culture. One other pattern that stood out to us was the enthusiasm towards a proactive team and how that affects our customers. Today, we pick up where Jeff, Jason, and Dan left off on company culture. Our first question today: What does company culture mean to