California Brazing Purchases VAB Furnace
California Brazing purchased a vacuum aluminum brazing (VAB) furnace from Ipsen. This VAB furnace is the company’s eighth Ipsen furnace, with five located at California Brazing and three at Nevada Heat Treating. California Brazing will use this VAB furnace to expand its capacity and manufacture a variety of aluminum-brazed assemblies, such as cold plates, heat exchangers, waveguides and antennas, for customers in the aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. The unit features a 38- x 40- x 62-inch all-metal hot zone with a 1,500-pound load capacity. It operates at a temperature range of 500-1200°F (260-650°C) with ±5°F (±3°C) temperature uniformity.