Looking Forward to 2019

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 | Categories: History
After experiencing yet another year of growth in 2018, Wisconsin Oven Corporation is looking forward to another exciting year in 2019! We are also looking forward to bringing you more informative blogs in 2019 that showcase not only how our industrial ovens are used but also maintenance, performance, and buying tips. Last year we focused on how our industrial ovens play a role in everyday life. In case you missed it, we featured topics such as how the springs in your mattress are tempered in an industrial oven, how wrinkle-free shirts save you time in the morning thanks to a

Wisconsin Oven - 2018 Year In Review

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 | Categories: History
2018 was another year of unprecedented growth here at Wisconsin Oven. The growth we experienced in 2017 led to many new employment opportunities in 2018. This continued growth allowed for the shipment of 224 pieces of equipment to companies in industries such as composites , aerospace , technology, and automotive . This equipment included a mix of custom and standard batch and conveyor ovens that were used for curing composites, treating aluminum castings, post curing refractory material, and stress relieving automotive springs. Another highlight from 2018 was the development of the Wisconsin Oven Universal Training Center (WOC-U). Dave Strand, President

Plan for Success with Proper Service of Your Industrial Oven: Installation and Training Services

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
In manufacturing, capital equipment such as an industrial oven plays a vital role in part production which makes maintaining equipment essential to minimizing downtime for repairs. Many companies are not completely aware of when their equipment is ready for maintenance, upgrade, or replacement which creates risk for lost production time. Companies can plan for success in maintaining their equipment by starting with proper installation and training of staff and continuing with a regular preventative maintenance program. In the sections below, we outline the benefits of using installation and training services for your new industrial oven. Installation of Your Industrial Oven

Keeping Industrial Oven Parts on Hand is Essential to Reducing Maintenance Downtime

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 | Categories: Preventative Maintenance
Even the best equipment can fail at times. Overuse, missed service dates, occasional misuse, and other problems can bring equipment to a halt. Maintaining an adequate supply of replacement parts provides a number of benefits. Reducing downtime is perhaps the most important of these benefits. Equipment failure always leads to downtime, even if that downtime is short-lived and restricted to only one piece of equipment. Unplanned downtime is common. In fact, downtime affects about 82 percent of businesses and is the largest source of lost production time for most manufacturers, and this lost production time can lead to profit loss.

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

Powder Curing Everyday Products in Your Home

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 | Categories: Powder Coating
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 | Categories: Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing
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 | Categories: Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing
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 | Categories: Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing
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 | Categories: Events
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