The Oxy-Gon 25 model FR-210 25-ton bench-top furnace system has been added to the company's hot press vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace line. The unit has a 2000 C (3630 F) maximum operating temperature and can operate at high vacuum levels. Other features include a 3 x 3 in. (76 x 76 mm) usable (uniform) heat zone and either tantalum, tungsten or molybdenum heating elements and heat shields. The furnace can be used with vacuum, inert gas or hydrogen atmospheres for diffusion bonding or any hot press application. It is easily converted to a general purpose heat-treating furnace with the addition of a hearth.