BGA Seminar on Heat Treatment of Gear Steels to be Hosted by Wallwork

Wallwork Heat Treatment will be hosting the British Gear Association Training Seminar, ‘Heat Treatment of Gear Steels’, on 20th November 2019. The seminar will take place at the company’s HQ in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Tutor Philip Clarke will describe the heat treatment of gear steels assuming minimal prior knowledge. After an introduction to the basic metallurgical concepts and key principles, the enhancement of surface properties by carburising and induction hardening will be explained. The properties imparted by, and the consequences and problems of the chosen process with reference to material selection, distortion and growth, will be covered with the aid of case histories.

In summary, the seminar will cover:

  • Introduction to steel heat treatment – metallurgical principles
  • Hardening and tempering
  • Carburising
  • Introduction to nitriding, nitro-carburising and other surface treatments
  • Laser and electron beam hardening
  • Induction and flame hardening
  • Problem solving – low/high hardness; case-depth
  • Controlling distortion

Place booking is via the BGA website:

Following the seminar, there will be an opportunity for delegates to tour the Wallwork facilities and see first-hand many processes covered during the presentation.

For those unable to attend the seminar, another chance to find out more about heat treatment processes for gear steels and the benefits of high performance coatings, is to visit the Wallwork stand M102 at the Advanced Engineering exhibition. Register:

More Information

Howard Maher, Sales Manager, Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111
E-mail: [email protected] Web:
Wallwork Group, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE

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