TevTech LLC of Billerica, Mass., will supply Ceralink Inc. of Troy, N.Y., a vacuum furnace for a custom ultrahigh-temperature application. The furnace incorporates a 6-inch x 6-inch hot zone and will have temperature capability up to 2300°C (4172°F). Ceralink will incorporate microwave energy into the chamber for a combination of microwave and radiant heating. According to Dr. Holly Shulman of Ceralink, "Ultrahigh-temperature microwave-assist technology allows rapid and volumetric heating of non-oxide ceramics. There are significant energy benefits associated with this technology as well as improved and novel materials properties" The furnace is expected to be delivered in January 2013.
Ceralink Orders Vacuum Furnace
October 22, 2012