This is the first in a new series of articles entitled Vacuum Technology.
The purpose of this series is to inform, educate and answer questions for a worldwide audience of individuals using vacuum methods and vacuum equipment. The series is intended for captive and commercial heat treaters, engineers, operators, metallurgists, quality control and quality assurance personnel, supervisory staff and anyone else who is interested in the subject of vacuum processing.
Topics covered each month in this series will include:
- Vacuum processes & applications;
- Vacuum furnace maintenance;
- Vacuum technology;
- Vacuum equipment design;
- Vacuum metallurgy;
- Vacuum practices;
- Vacuum science;
- Industry trends.
This series is being written exclusively for VAC AERO International. Let’s begin…
Daniel H. Herring / Tel: (630) 834-3017) /E-mail: dherring (at) heat-treat-doctor.com
Dan Herring is president of THE HERRING GROUP Inc., which specializes in consulting services (heat treatment and metallurgy) and technical services (industrial education/training and process/equipment assistance. He is also a research associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology/Thermal Processing Technology Center.