CISP Launches Oxynon Furnace
The Center for Innovative Sintered Products at Penn State, State College, Pa., successfully launched the Kanto Yakin Kogyo (KYK) Oxynon furnace in late August 2002. The 225-mm (9-in.) wide graphite belt furnace is capable of 2000C sintering. It uses no flammable gases in its operation, yet creates reducing conditions of continuous sintering of strategic materials like titanium, tungsten-copper, Kovar, Invar and Inconel. The equipment is available to companies for experimental purposes.