A VFS vacuum furnace has been shipped to a medical-device manufacturer located in the Midwest. The HEQ3836-2VDS horizontal external quench (HEQ) furnace is capable of both vacuum debinding and vacuum sintering in a single vacuum furnace. It includes a 2-bar argon quench system with an energy-efficient graphite hot zone capable of processing at temperatures up to 2400°F. The unit features a 24-inch x 24-inch x 36-inch hot zone and is capable of handling loads up to 1,000 pounds.

The furnace also includes all molybdenum heating elements, a CompuVac supervisory control system and a TruLock autoclave door. This shipment represents the 19th VFS vacuum furnace purchased by this customer in the past 25 years. Available in horizontal and vertical models, VFS furnaces are utilized by manufacturers in the medical, aerospace and land-based turbine industries.