SECO/WARWICK S.A. of Poland supplied a vacuum furnace to Wallwork, one of the largest heat-treatment centers in the U.K. The furnace, which will be mainly used for the heat treatment of aerospace components, has a maximum load weight of 1,500 kg (3,307 pounds) and a maximum operating temperature of 1250°C (2768°F). Its work-zone size measures 900 x 800 x 1,500 mm. The furnace’s pumping system is equipped with a diffusion pump that allows it to obtain a maximum vacuum range of 10-5 mbar. Nitrogen will be used as the quenching gas.