Metcor Inc., Saint Eustache, Quebec, Canada, has expanded its heat treating capabilities by acquiring an Abar-IpsenR MetalMasterR HR 50 x 48, 2-bar vacuum furnace and an IpsenR ADLV-1200 atmosphere draw with vacuum purge temper furnace. Delivery is expected in mid-September with full production capabilities in October. The MetalMasterR furnace's specially engineered heat exchanger and turbine blower optimize gas flow, while the 360? heating elements and cooling nozzles provide precision process control. The ADLV-1200 furnace is suitable for double/triple temper of tool steels and bright annealing of beryllium copper. These additional processing capabilities enhance Melcor's full service capabilities of atmosphere, vacuum, induction, salt bath and nitriding, finishing services and laboratory services.