Ipsen shipped a two-chamber gas-/oil-quench vacuum furnace to a company’s facility in Connecticut, where it will be used to process parts for the sporting industry. This horizontal-loading furnace utilizes oil or 2-bar gas quenching as well as low-pressure carburizing. It also features a 24-inch-wide x 36-inch-long x 24-inch-high graphite hot zone with a 1,000-pound (454-kg) load capacity. The AvaC® (acetylene vacuum carburizing) process produces twice the carbon availability as compared to traditional carburizing agents, resulting in excellent carbon transfer into the parts. It also has the advantage of producing an oxidation-free surface microstructure while allowing complex-geometry components to be evenly carburized.