Lindberg/MPH shipped a 2012°F (1100°C) crucible furnace to a research-and-development laboratory in the nuclear industry. The furnace will be used for laboratory melting applications including annealing, ashing, carbon firing, ceramic firing, hardening, nitriding, normalizing, sintering, solution treating and stress relieving. It is designed for use with a variety of crucibles, including alumina, mullite, quartz and metallic.

The furnace, with work-chamber dimensions of 5-inch top opening ID x 8-inch chamber depth, minimizes heat loss during operation. Features include fast heat-up and recovery rates, exceptional temperature uniformity and energy-efficiency provided for low outer-shell temperature.