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Tough as Nails: The Tempering Process and Products You Use

Posted: Jan 27, 2020
We don’t often question if our drill bits are hard enough for the job or if our mattress springs are going to hold us up - we just expect them to work when we use them. But what makes a drill bit hard enough to drill through wood and other surfaces without breaking? The heat treating process known as tempering is one of the steps that makes this possible. What is Tempering? In short, tempering is a heat treatment that increases the toughness of certain metals, namely iron-based alloys. The steel is heated to just under a specific temperature (known

Wisconsin Oven 2019 Year in Review

Posted: Dec 31, 2019
During 2019, Wisconsin Oven shipped ovens to manufacturers in a number of industries, including oil and gas, automotive, composites, aerospace, technology, and many more. Our employees also participated in a number of community events. As the year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to look back at the last 12 months and all the things that our employees and equipment have been a part of. Automotive Industry A Dual Chamber Die Heating Furnace was shipped to a manufacturer in the automotive industry for preheating dies. Another manufacturer in the automotive industry received Pre-Heating Batch Ovens

The Use of Industrial Ovens in the Military and Defense Industry

Posted: Nov 11, 2019
On Veteran’s Day and every other day of the year, Wisconsin Oven recognizes and appreciates the role our military veterans play in protecting the nation’s freedom. Wisconsin Oven has had the privilege of supplying the military and defense industry with industrial ovens used for the manufacturing of gear, ground vehicles, aircrafts, weaponry, and equipment. These items require a variety of processes performed in an industrial oven such as drying, curing, and heat-treating applications to improve their strength, performance, and reliability. Heat Treating For Military Products Heat treating processes are used to manufacture military-grade metal components and equipment. Depending on the

Driving Manufacturing Forward with Manufacturing Month

Posted: Oct 25, 2019
Wisconsin Oven is proud to be celebrating manufacturing this month along with other manufacturers in the state. Manufacturing is Wisconsin’s number one industry, employing more than 470,000 people and creating almost $60 billion in economic output according to Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. During the month of October, Wisconsin manufacturers take the opportunity to inspire younger generations to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering by inviting students, parents, teachers and community leaders inside their organizations to see the many opportunities manufacturing jobs can bring. Their common goal is to spark interest, inspire growth, and further the development of manufacturing across the

The Growth of Composites

Posted: Sep 18, 2019
While they compete with steel, aluminum and other traditional materials for market share, composites are gaining traction worldwide. In fact, composites have enjoyed their ninth consecutive year of growth, according to Composites Manufacturing’s 2019 State of the Industry Report, and it presents significant opportunities in a number of markets. Growth in the composites industry is likely to continue. The global composites market size will reach an estimated $130.8 billion by 2024 and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 percent during that time, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. A number of factors, such

Extend the Life of Your Industrial Oven with Refurbishing Services

Posted: Aug 29, 2019
Industrial ovens may run flawlessly for decades with nothing but routine maintenance, but even with the sturdiest equipment there comes a time when replacement or refurbishment is needed. Industrial ovens have a limited number of moving parts, such as combustion blowers, fans, conveyor drives and belts, which makes them one of the most durable and reliable pieces of equipment at your facility. Routine maintenance is key to preventing downtime from the failure of wear and tear parts while refurbishing your industrial oven can improve the overall performance and extend its service life. Why Refurbish Your Industrial Oven? Manufacturers decide to

The Importance of Temperature Uniformity in an Industrial Oven

Posted: Jul 30, 2019
Applications Temperature uniformity is a key consideration for industrial oven applications. The term temperature uniformity refers to the consistency of the temperature within the oven chamber. To verify uniformity, profile testing with thermocouples is performed at different points throughout the chamber. The test is often repeated at multiple temperatures. Many factors may affect the temperature uniformity within an industrial oven. If the oven is not properly insulated, heat loss may occur through the areas in the walls. Door seals are important to ensure that cold are does not enter the oven through open gaps. Insufficient mixing of fresh air with

Your Powder Coating Questions Answered

Posted: May 10, 2019
The Basics of Powder Coating What is powder coating? Powder coating is a fine powder made of epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, or nylon that is electrostatically applied to a metal or other material. Upon heating, the material crosslinks, and forms a durable, hard coating. Epoxy and polyester coatings offer a good, uniform appearance. Polyurethane powders provide a decorative and protective coating suitable for exterior use. Nylon is primarily used as a protective coating. How does powder coating work? Powder coating starts with a variety of substances being melted, mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder, similar to the consistency of