TevTech LLC delivered a laboratory sintering furnace to Youngstown State University’s Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (CIAM). The furnace features an 8-inch-diameter x 12-inch-high hot zone with temperature capability up to 2600°C (4712°F). It includes a PLC control system and touch-screen HMI. The sintering system will be used by Youngstown State University in conjunction with 3D printers in its CIAM, which enables research for undergraduate and graduate-level students, as well as students in the university’s PhD program in materials science and engineering.
The CIAM, which officially opened in February, also provides education and workforce development in additive manufacturing. This equipment will enable sintering of high-temperature metals and advanced ceramics fabricated with ExOne M-Flex and X1-Lab binder jetting 3D printers. Billerica, Mass.-based TevTech designs and manufactures high-temperature furnaces and components for sintering, chemical vapor deposition and chemical vapor infiltration applications.