Wisconsin Oven's blog - Industrial Ovens

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Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief and Treatment

Posted: Sep 30, 2018 | Categories: Industrial Ovens
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 listed

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

Sand Mold and Core Drying--Why the Right Equipment is Important

Posted: Jun 20, 2017 | Categories: Industrial Ovens
Many components are manufactured through the use of sand cast molding. The majority of metal castings done by foundries are produced this way. Complicated parts and those requiring internal cavities benefit from sand casting and core making. It is cost effective and extremely reliable—if the molds are prepared properly. To ensure the best outcomes, molds must be able to withstand the high temperatures of the liquid metal. Molds are made with sand and bonding agents, such as clay, in which the shape of the part to be cast is pressed. Molten metal is poured into the mold. Once the component

U.S. Demand for Wood is on the Rise

Posted: May 17, 2017 | Categories: Industrial Ovens
The construction industry has seen an impressive rebound in the last few years. With the increase in new buildings, both commercial and residential, comes a rise in demand for wood and cement board products. Wood is not only used as a structural component in the building process but also adds a decorative touch to many projects. Wood is easy to work with and durable. It can be pre-fabricated or customized on the job site so provides contractors with the flexibility to make changes as needed. Manufacturers in the wood industry find it beneficial to pre-finish their materials prior to installation

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