Solar Manufacturing, Inc., Sellersville, Pennsylvania, USA, has shipped an internal quench vacuum furnace for processing additively manufactured parts to an unnamed science and technology laboratory which requires the furnace to further their research and development.
Built with the company’s SolarVac® Polaris control system and a graphite-insulated hot zone, the furnace is reportedly designed to accommodate loads up to approx 91 x 91 x 122 cm, with a maximum weight of approx 2268 kg. Operating at a vacuum level of 10-5 Torr, with maximum temperatures up to approx 1315°C, and quench pressure of two bar.
“Solar Manufacturing was awarded the order because we offered the best solution for this customer’s vacuum furnace needs,” commented Dan Insogna, Solar Manufacturing’s Southeast Sales Manager. “Our knowledge and experience of the Additive Manufacturing market set us apart from the competition.”
“We are pleased to provide a solution to the growing research and development efforts within the Additive Manufacturing Industry, and we know our Solar Manufacturing vacuum furnace is the right tool for job,” he concluded.