VAC AERO commissioned a vacuum furnace at an East Providence, R.I.-based aerospace manufacturer. The production-scale, 2-bar horizontal vacuum furnace is designed to process aerospace parts under high vacuum and partial pressures. The furnace, which is expected to run at full capacity next month, has work-zone dimensions of 24 inches wide x 24 inches high x 36 inches and is rated at a normal operating temperature of 2400°F (1316°C). The hot zone is comprised of curved graphite elements, and the heavy-duty hearth is constructed with quickly removable rails of pure molybdenum designed to support a uniformly distributed load of 1,000 pounds. The vacuum chamber and door are constructed of carbon steel and feature a double-wall, water-cooled design. The furnace operating system is based on VAC AERO's versatile HC900 interactive hybrid control package with SCADA and complete network integration capabilities and remote monitoring and control.
U.S. Aerospace Manufacturer Purchases Vacuum Furnace
April 14, 2014