Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently broke ground for a facility that will house a new 6.5-foot-diameter x 48-foot-long vacuum furnace with a load capacity up to 150,000 pounds. The furnace, which will be assembled within the newly constructed 18,000-square-foot building at the start of 2016, will be uniform to within +/- 10°F per AMS 2750E between the production temperature ranges of 300-2250°F (150-1232°C) with a maximum operating temperature of 2400°F (1315°C). The $10 million project will complement one 36-foot-long vacuum furnace, three 24-foot-long vacuum furnaces and one 12-foot-long vacuum furnace that are currently in production along with 10 mid-size vacuum furnaces.