Ipsen shipped a horizontal TurboTreater® vacuum furnace to an international company’s plant in Mexico. The company is part of the metal-casting industry, and it will use the furnace to process stainless steel parts for a French car manufacturer and, eventually, a German car manufacturer. In both cases, the cars are assembled in Mexico and exported all over the world. The furnace features a 24- x 24- x 36-inch all-graphite hot zone with a 2,000-pound load capacity. It utilizes gas cooling to 2-bar absolute pressure and operates at temperatures of 1000-2400°F (538-1316°C). The furnace is also equipped with a 20-inch Varian diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac® control system.