Alloy Heat Treatment of West Midlands, England, installed a drop-bottom solution-treating oven designed for intensive use up to 550°C (1022°F). The oven will be used to apply heat treatment to semi-finished aerospace parts to increase their strength, endurance and life span. Personnel have been trained in-house to use the new oven, which is scheduled to start-up by the end of the month. Alloy Heat Treatment, which invested approximately $425,000 on the equipment, is capable of processing components up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) long and 3 metric tons in weight.