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David Pye - The heat-treatment expert
David Pye, owner and operator of Pye Metallurgical International Consulting, with fifty plus years of experience in metallurgical processing

About David Pye

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David Pye, owner and operator of Pye Metallurgical International Consulting, has fifty plus years of experience in metallurgical processing. His experience is in captive and commercial heat treatments and metallurgical laboratories. He also has more than twenty years’ experience in furnace sales including research and development including nitriding carburizing technology. He is featured in the ASM Seminars by Satellite for Understanding Carburizing, Understanding Quenching and Understanding Hardness testing for ASM Cleveland as well as teaching for ASM. David Pye has presented more than 100 published technical papers on an international basis and has consulted for many companies in the Asian block, including India.

David is also an Associate Professor at the Institute of Precision Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland. He has taught extensively many heat treatment courses for ASM in Cleveland both domestically (The Dome) and onsite as well as internationally for 18 years.

David is the author of the highly acclaimed book on Nitriding - 'Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing. He is also published in 15 other books with chapters and many technical papers. He also writes a monthly technical article for the magazine 'Industrial Heating Magazine'. He has produced over hundred one hour online training programs for the Metal Treating Institute. Subjects include carburizing, nitriding, tool steel heat treatment furnace maintenance and many other heat treatment subjects.

David Pye - Publications

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David is the author of the highly acclaimed book on Nitriding - 'Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing.

He is also published in 15 other books with chapters and many technical papers. He also writes a monthly technical article for the magazine 'Industrial Heating Magazine'. He has produced over hundred one hour online training programs for the Metal Treating Institute. Subjects include carburizing, nitriding, tool steel heat treatment furnace maintenance and many other heat treatment subjects.

Books by David Pye

  • Nitriding and Ferritic Nitro carburizing for ASM International. (Writing a new updated revision)
  • Chapter titled 'A comparison of the Nitriding procedures (Gaseous, Salt and Plasma Assisted process techniques)' in Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel and their Alloys
  • New chapter on Nitriding Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology (Published June 2015)
  • In writing on Carburizing and Carbo nitriding still to be published
  • In writing Practical Tool Steel and it's Heat Treatment (still to be published)
  • Chapter on Nitriding Practices for Encyclopedia of Surface Treatments

Contributions in Text-Books by David Pye

  • Paper in ET 92 Proceedings
  • Paper in Aluminum 2000 Proceedings
  • Paper in ASM First Proceedings of European Conference 1991 The future of heat treatment processing
  • Chapter in Surface Modification IV on Ion Nitriding
  • Two papers in ASM Proceedings, Heat Treating Equipment
  • Three papers in ASM Proceedings, Nitriding and Carburizing, 1995
  • Two papers on Nitriding in proceedings for ET 96 (Extrusion Technology)
  • Paper in Aluminum 2001 Proceedings
  • Chapter in The Steel Heat Treatment Handbook edited by Drs. Totten and Howes on Nitriding
  • Second revision of The Steel Heat Treatment Handbook chapters published 2006
  • Chapter co-author in The Steel Heat Treatment Handbook edited by Drs. Totten and Howes, Furnace design, plus full chapter on Nitriding Process Technology
  • Development of Online Brazing course for ASM International, released in March 2003
  • Furnace design chapter in Smithalls Handbook of Metallurgy
  • Wrote for ASM , educational courses Practical Heat Treatment of Steel and Practical Heat Treatment of Aluminum, Practical Induction Heat Treatment

Other Contributions

  • 105 Power and online video Presentations on Heat Treatment subjects for Metal Treating Institute
  • ASM Online 'An introduction to Brazing Technology
  • ASM Home study course Furnace Maintenance
  • Writer for Industrial Heating Magazine
  • Featured on Seminars by Satellite Video(ASM)( Understanding carburizing)
  • Featured on Seminars by Satellite Video (ASM)( Understanding Quenching)
  • Featured on Seminars by Satellite Video(ASM)( Understanding Hardness testing)
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