Ipsen recently shipped five MetalMaster vacuum furnaces to companies in Washington, South Carolina, Mexico and China. Comprised of both horizontal- and vertical-loading systems, they will be used to process parts for the commercial heat-treating and aerospace industries. The furnaces varied in size, ranging from 36- x 48- x 30-inch all-graphite hot zones with a 2,000-pound load capacity to a 72- x 156- x 92-inch all-metal hot zone with molybdenum heating elements and a 20,000-pound load capacity. These systems are also capable of providing tight temperature tolerances and meeting applicable AMS 2750E requirements.