U.S. Aerospace Manufacturer Orders Vacuum Furnace
ANT Furnaces (All New Technologies LLC) received an order from a leading Los Angeles, Calif.-based aerospace manufacturer for the supply of a high-temperature, high-vacuum and atmosphere furnace. The end use is development of satellite and deep-space propulsion systems. The furnace is customized to meet the demanding specifications of this high-performance materials project. The tantalum metal hot zone includes exclusive design features for increased uniformity, supported by a nickel-plated, water-cooled copper cold wall and surrounded by a 304L SS high-vacuum chamber for use with a high-vacuum turbomolecular system. Gas delivery includes mass-flow controls and residual gas analysis of the process environment.