Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was awarded a contract from a research organization for the supply of a rapid-heating furnace. It will be used for lightweight hot stamping and formed-aluminum automotive-component product development. This organization will integrate the furnace with existing equipment to support both automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers throughout North America for the development of safety-critical lightweight structural components.

The rapid-heating furnace system offers significant reduction in floor-space requirements, flexibility for processing a wide range of product sizes and flexible operating temperatures for various stamped and formed products. It will be fully integrated with robotic-handling and material-handling automation.