Centorr Vacuum Industries

Based on the company's Workhorse(r) metal hot zone design, the MIM-Vac furnaces has design improvements specific for use with MIM feedstock, including molybdenum hot zones with integrally designed gas-plenum retorts using Sweepgas(tm) technology for consistent gas flow dynamics over the parts, compact furnace layout and construction within a steel framework enclosure for fast installation and aesthetics, a dry mechanical pumping system for clean and efficient handling of any binder and advanced molybdenum alloys in the hot zone and retort for better creep resistance, higher recrystallization temperatures, and longer life. The furnaces provide temperature uniformity under +/-5¿C and operate in a partial pressure from 10 Torr up to 1 atmosphere in argon, nitrogen and hydrogen gas using mass flow controllers for completely automated control.