Ipsen shipped a total of 14 vacuum furnaces to seven states, as well as to Indonesia and Japan, in the third quarter of 2017. The furnaces will be used in support of the additive-manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and commercial heat-treating industries. The shipments included: a vertical bottom-loading MetalMaster vacuum furnace with an 84-inch-diameter work zone and 8,000-pound load capacity; and four standard TITAN vacuum furnaces.

Other furnaces shipped include three HIQ (horizontal internal quench) and HEQ (horizontal external quench) furnaces from the VFS product line that will process parts for the aerospace and commercial heat-treating industries. Over half of the orders included one or more spare-parts kits to help minimize future downtime.