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KEITH CO.: Benchtop Hardening Furnace

Keith’s benchtop furnaces can be classified as one of three basic types: heat treating furnaces (also known as hardening furnaces), draw furnaces (also known as annealing, tempering or forced convection furnaces) and assaying furnaces (used for gold determination as well as jewelry making).


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Inside CI: Heating Things Up

Despite the cold weather, we are heating things up in this issue.

It’s a cruel irony that we’re putting together this thermal processes-focused issue while outdoor temperatures are well below average in many areas of the country.


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Case Study: Ceramic Foam Debinding and Sintering

A custom furnace system has been developed for debinding and sintering ceramic foams.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) in Dresden, Germany, carries out research into advanced ceramics, ranging from preliminary research through to a wide range of sophisticated applications.


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The Future of the Low-Set Brick Plant

A top-fired combustion system can optimize temperature uniformity and help prevent thermal shock.

As the country emerges from the “Great Recession,” it’s time for brick manufacturers to look at ways to be more competitive. Revisiting low-set technology offers the prospect of reducing costs when building new brick plants or retrofitting old ones.


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