Ipsen USA shipped eight vacuum heat-treating systems to companies in Costa Rica, India, Germany and the U.S. The equipment will be used to support the additive-manufacturing, aerospace, medical, MIM and tooling industries. The vacuum furnaces shipped included a vertical MetalMaster furnace with a 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) capacity; a custom-built furnace for debinding and sintering; horizontal MetalMaster and TurboTreater furnaces; a TITAN DS (debinding and sintering) furnace; and several H2- and H6-sized TITAN vacuum furnaces equipped with the PdMetrics software platform for predictive maintenance.

This software platform securely connects to a network of integrated sensors on the furnace to gather and analyze data, run algorithms and provide real-time diagnostics that improve the health and integrity of the equipment.