Ipsen has been selected by PMF Industries of Williamsport, Pa., to manufacture a vertical MetalMaster vacuum heat-treatment system. PMF will use this furnace to manufacture stainless steel, flowformed products for the aerospace industry. The vacuum furnace has a 48-inch x 84-inch all-graphite hot zone with a 6,000-pound load capacity. It utilizes gas cooling to 2-bar absolute pressure and operates at temperatures of 1000-2400°F. The furnace also features a 35-inch Varian diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac control system. The need for a clean manufacturing environment and overall uniform cooling drove PMF to select this MetalMaster.