Ipsen International, Rockford, Ill., offers continued research and development (R&D) through IpsenLab, an extension of R&D services for customers who require process development. Trials are being performed at both Ipsen U.S. and Ipsen Germany to demonstrate new products and develop new processes. Available processes include carburizing, hardening, solution annealing, nitriding and tempering in atmosphere or vacuum batch and/or continuous furnaces. Current projects include carburizing trials for the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as brazing process development for the aerospace industry.