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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 174

December 2023: The latest edition of our newsletter includes: • CHTA Secretary wins award for Meritorious Service to the Heat Treatment Industry • SEA Awards & CHTA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – what a night!  • Hot isostatic pressing – filling a void • Member profile: Mat-Tech • Member news • Diary of upcoming heat-treatment-related events • Market movements.  

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 173

September 2023: • Upcoming: Surface Engineering Association Awards and Contract Heat Treatment Association 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner / Advanced Engineering 2023 • Ongoing: SEA/CHTA lobbying on energy • Member news • Sponsor profile: Air Products • Advertiser profile: Watlow Eurotherm

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 172

June 2023: • Join us to celebrate CHTA’s 50th Anniversary • Net zero: the musings of a heat treatment doyen • Campaigning for Government support on energy • Another reason for Government energy support? • Seen at CHTA’s 2023 AGM • Member news

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 171

March 2023: • CHTA AGM, 18th May 2023 • When will Government recognise heat treaters as a vital ENERGY-INTENSIVE link in the UK supply chain? • Supporting contract heat treaters for fifty years • A message from CHTA’s “new” Chairman • Roger Haw: a brief profile • Member profile: KTH Holts • Member news • SEA/BATF news

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 170

December 2022: • Celebrating CHTA’s 50th Anniversary • Campaigning on energy costs • News • Diary of upcoming heat-treatment-related events • Market movements.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 169

September 2022: • SEA and energy prices • The journey to net zero for an energy-intensive company • Net zero – a CHTA member’s view • CHTA member profile: Summitglow

 

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 168

June 2022: • Where is your company on the journey to Net Zero? • Seen at CHTA’s 2022 AGM • Industrial automation and labour in heat treating • Obituary: Bill Hewitt – a heat treatment one-off • CHTA Member Directory 2022 • Former CHTA Chairman Chris Kenward retires • Advanced Engineering 2022: a low-cost opportunity for CHTA members to exhibit

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 167

March 2022: • A date for your diary: CHTA 2022 AGM on May 12th • AGM guest speaker on: “Energy for heat treaters, now and in the future” • Energy a prime concern in my 100 Hotline editions • The energy conundrum • Compensating for indirect emission costs in electricity prices • CHTA sponsor returns • Join CHTA’s Publicity Subcommittee?

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 166

December 2021: • Energy: the current challenge to heat treaters • Energy: there may be trouble ahead • The Monty visits CHTA members • SEA Awards: much-deserved recognition • CHTA members at Advanced Engineering 2021.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 165

September 2021: • Whence the heat in future UK heat treatment? / Upcoming “Future of Furnaces” online event • “Through-process” optical profiling in heat-treat furnaces • Member news

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 164

June 2021: • Digital dissemination: Updating on heat treatment technology • Understanding employees’ rights to appeal redundancyMember news

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 163

March 2021: • CHTA’s new Chairman: a profile • The impact of Covid-19 on member turnover • Energy market update • Mis-sold energy contracts.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 162

December 2020: • CHTA heat treaters continue to be the vital expert link in the UK supply chain • CHTA members coping with the impact of the coronavirus crisis: where are we now? • CHTA 2021 membership fees • New CHTA member.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 161

September 2020: • CHTA members coping with the impact of the coronavirus crisis: second quarter turnover down a third on 2019 • Surface Engineering Gala Dinner & Awards 2021 (new date) • Advanced Engineering 2020: exhibiting opportunity for CHTA/SEA members • Challenges and benefits of “thru-process” temperature profiling in the heat treatment industry • SEA Awards: an invitation to sponsor, enter and/or attend.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 160

June 2020: • CHTA-community coronavirus-crisis co-operation • The CHTA community spirit • Carburizing trends in the automotive heat treating world • Industrial mentor training within metallurgy and the broader spectrum • A brand-new aluminium heat treatment facility • Providing precision when the “heat” is on.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 159

March 2020: • CHTA AGM 2020 • Surface Engineering Gala Dinner and Awards 2020 • Is your SPC a help or hindrance? • CHTA’s new sponsor • A low-cost opportunity for CHTA members to exhibit at Advanced Engineering 2020 • CHTA Member Directory 2020 • Metallurgy in the UK: a call to arms • News

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 158

December 2019: • Employee mental health and your responsibilities • The long-term future: whence the heat in UK heat treatment? • Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre: goodbye and thank you • Whence metallurgists? • News

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 157

September 2019: • SEA campaigns to exempt non-commodity charges from member electricity payments (Energy-intensive industries and energy taxation) • Mitigating the impact of ever-rising energy costs • Suitable cases for (heat) treatment: recruitment in an ever-changing world • Advertiser news.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 156

June 2019: • Another way to find a CHTA heat treater • New CHTA website launched • R&D tax relief: is it worth it?  • Non-destructive methods to determine hardening depth can be cost-efficient, but also challenging • Letter to the Editor: R&D tax credits • Seen at CHTA’s 2019 AGM • Member news • SEA Insurance Services

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 155

March 2019: • 2019 CHTA AGM: 9 May • CHTA’s new Chairman: a profile • Twenty years of Air Products’ support • CHTA Member Directory 2019 • Member news • Health and safety • Conference/exhibition • Understanding Heat Treatment

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 154

December 2018: • A richly-deserved award • How CQI-9 can add value to heat treatment processes • Member news • Training • Other news • Hotline advertising 2019.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 153

September 2018: • Heat treatment as art • Surface Engineering & Heat Treatment Awards 2018 – come and join us! • Some parting thoughts – Richard Burslem reflects on his 40-year career after retiring from CHTA’s Management Committee • Member news

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 152

June 2018: • CHTA Secretary to retire • How to win an award • Seen at CHTA’s 2018 AGM • Business Support Helpline • Tribunal claims rise by 120%; is your business protected? • Gender pay gap reporting – what members need to know • AMRC metallurgy courses • Modern power controllers offer operational savings • Explaining heat treatment to the layperson.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 151

March 2018: • CHTA AGM • Does your company deserve an award? • The travails of ISO 9001:2015 accreditation – what you think • Richard Burslem retires as CHTA supporter extraordinaire • CHTA Member Directory 2018 • Advertiser profile • Understanding Heat Treatment • Member news • CHTA news • The changing face of our industry sector

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 150

December 2017: • Another informative Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference • Report: the second CHTA-co-sponsored international heat treaters’ get-together • The travails of ISO 9001:2015 accreditation • Advertiser profiles • Member news • Advertising in Hotline.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 149

September 2017: • Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference/Exhibition 2017 – SIGN UP NOW! • Ask not what your heat treater can do for you… • Turnaround time: CHTA member comment • Member news • Your guide to October’s Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference, Exhibition and Dinner • News: member technology developments.

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 148

June 2017: • A busy CHTA AGM • CHTA Heat Treatment Certificates • Don’t miss October’s second international heat treaters’ get-together • News • Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference/ Exhibition 2017: content of heat treatment sessions announced • Seen at CHTA’s 2017 AGM • Understanding Heat Treatment • Letter to the Editor • Advertiser profile

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 147

March 2017: • CHTA AGM 2017 • Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference/ Exhibition 2017: there’s a place for you at an event not to be missed! • CHTA’s new Chairman: a profile • CHTA AGM guest speaker • CHTA Member Directory 2017 • Member news • The 100th Market Movements

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𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 Number 146

December 2016: • An auditor’s view on 15 years of Nadcap heat-treatment audits • Advertiser news • Member news • SEA/CHTA Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Awards 2016 • Why Hauck Heat Treatment scooped two industry awards • Understanding Heat Treatment • Advanced Engineering 2016…a record breaker • Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference

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