A VFS vacuum furnace has been shipped to a manufacturer based in the southeast United States. The HEQ3836-VDX horizontal external quench (HEQ) furnace is capable of both vacuum debinding and vacuum sintering. The unit, which is a two-door design, features a 24-inch-wide x 24-inch-high x 26-inch-deep hot zone that can be loaded from both ends and is capable of handling loads up to 1,000 pounds. The furnace includes an energy-efficient all-metal hot zone capable of processing temperatures up to 2500°F, all-molybdenum heating elements and a CompuVac supervisory control system. It also includes a -5 HG argon quench system.