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Vertical Air Baths

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Vertical Air Baths

New Ideas in Heat-Treating Blades!     This is a story about what happens when a kiln manufacturer is presented with a challenge and thinks outside the box to find a different solution.  All of our manufacturers go to great lengths to provide our customers with the best designs possible to get the job done, whether it be in glass, ceramics, heat treating, or even industrial heat work.  This blog is about how one of our manufacturers came up with a new solution through experimentation, innovation, and perseverance to create a different approach to heat treating blades.  Even if you aren't a...

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My first big kiln! What should I be looking for?

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My first big kiln! What should I be looking for?

I remember this like it was yesterday. I had been fusing for a while and I was ready to go to my first "big girl" 240 volt kiln. The truth is I really did not know what I was supposed to be looking for in a bigger kiln. I just knew I wanted more space and I had the money in my pocket ready to go. This was about 14 years ago, and I'm sure there were answers out there, but I didn't really know who to trust and what their motives might be. Here's my story... (without any bias to...

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New Tech! Easier Programming + More Control

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New Tech! Easier Programming + More Control

As most of you are aware, I've been involved in glass and metal clay for the last 15 years. To be very honest with you, there have been just two serious technological advances that have impacted kiln firing during that time. The first innovation was the introduction of the full fiber kiln that is fired with no ceramic shelves, and the second is the graphical interface touch screen controller. Those of you who read the FROG BLOG know that I like to chat about the coolness and innovation of the fiber kiln. I have one, and I LOVE it!   ...

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PART TWO: 12-Key Controller Tips & Tricks

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PART TWO: 12-Key Controller Tips & Tricks

Happy Firing!! Now, a post for all you 12-button controller owners. Here are a few tricks that are good to know to help you be in better control of your firings! These tricks should apply to all of the following controllers!          Changing a Target Temperature During a Firing - If the kiln is firing and you need to modify the current ramp target temperature (or hold time), Press the #4 USER PROG key. The controller will display the current target temperature and setting. Use the numeric keypad to change the temperature value and press ENTER. The controller will next display the...

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