Ipsen shipped a TITAN vacuum furnace – its first by air – to a manufacturer located near Shanghai, China, as part of a collaborative 3D printer/furnace package. The company is part of the continuous casting industry, and it will use the furnace with 2-bar quench to process printed steel part prototypes to assist in furthering its new research and development projects. The furnace was assembled at Ipsen’s Cherry Valley, Ill., facility prior to shipment.

The vacuum furnace was purchased as part of Ipsen’s partnership with a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products. This collaboration helps provide customers with the ideal 3D printer/furnace package. This was the first combination to be sold to a company in China, and it was the first vacuum furnace purchased by the company. The customer received installation and operation training at Ipsen’s Cherry Valley facility.