Education Relates to Heat Treating Success

A three-day course at Ipsen U allows attendees to ask questions about specific equipment and processes, as well as learn directly from experts in a casual, open-forum environment for those wanting to expand their thermal-processing knowledge base and for first-time furnace buyers.

With an ever-increasing need for first-hand knowledge of thermal processing and the intricate functions of specific equipment, shops are recognizing the importance of sending employees to Ipsen U (Cherry Valley, IL). Not only was the April class full, but the upcoming June course is also completely booked.

The three-day course allows attendees to ask questions about specific equipment and processes, as well as learn directly from Ipsen experts in a casual, open-forum environment. This proves useful for those wanting to expand their thermal-processing knowledge base, as well as for first-time furnace buyers.

Attendees from the most recent Ipsen U course came from a wide variety of locales, including California, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Mexico. A survey of Ipsen U’s April participants found they thought the course provided a “much better understanding of the overall function of vacuum furnaces, as well as the key principles to how they work and troubleshooting when issues arise.” Another participant surveyed praised the instructors’ “incredible amount of knowledge, hints, tips and real world advice.”

Ipsen U’s instructors cover an extensive range of topics, from an introduction to vacuum furnaces and heat treating to furnace sub-systems, leak detection, maintenance and so much more. Most notable about Ipsen U is participants’ ability to bring up any topic pertaining to their specific vacuum furnace operations for discussion. This allows for some fluidity and permits the instructors to shape the course to individuals’ specific needs and concerns.

In addition to making experts available for one-on-one discussions, Ipsen U also puts information concerning furnace maintenance and upkeep into the participants’ own hands, providing them with the tools necessary for the continued, successful operation of their own equipment. With equipment that contains a multitude of parts that are expensive to replace and can be damaged in various ways, sending employees to learn from the experts has its benefits.

The value of attending such a course is immeasurable because employees have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the equipment and processes they will be utilizing in the workplace. Learn more and register for one of the two remaining Ipsen U courses this year, August 5–7 or October 14–16, at IpsenUSA.com/IpsenU.

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