Ipsen USA promoted Matt Clinite from Midwest regional sales owner to customer service sales manager. The position is new to Ipsen. Clinite will be responsible for building the Ipsen customer service sales team to provide the best in the industry aftermarket support for parts, engineered solutions and service.
SECO/WARWICK received an order for a vacuum heat-treatment and brazing system with high-pressure gas quench from Grupo TTT. The company, a provider of heat and surface treatments, will install the single-chamber furnace in its Bergara, Spain facility, where it will run a variety of processes. This is the fourth SECO/WARWICK system purchased by Grupo TTT, with an earlier installation in Europe and two systems currently in operation in Mexico. The system was selected because of its reputation for process flexibility.
Gasbarre Products Inc. (Gasbarre) launched a new website, www.gasbarre.com, with updated branding. As part of the rebranding initiative, and to more closely align with the end users of its products, Gasbarre has categorized its product offering into three business units: Powder Compaction Solutions, Thermal Processing Systems and Manufacturing Technologies.
Solar Atmospheres Inc. filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (application number 15/999,873) for a high-pressure, rapid gas-quenching vacuum furnace utilizing an isolation transformer in the blower motor power system. The gas quench with a 600-HP motor operates at 460 volts in argon gas utilizing a double-wound electrical isolation transformer, primary winding 1:1 to the secondary winding, with a variable-speed drive and solid-state electrical spike protection for motor arc suppression.
TAV Vacuum Furnaces manufactured a customized vacuum furnace for a research center in the nuclear field. The furnace, which has useful dimensions of 13.8 inches (350 mm) wide x 15.7 (400 mm) inches high x 13.8 (350 mm) inches long, has a maximum temperature rating of 3992°F (2200°C). It represents a solution for advanced ceramics and metallic parts already realized with the additive-manufacturing process. The goal of this project was to create a laboratory furnace using the standards normally applied in the industrial field.
The construction site for Solar Manufacturing’s new facility in Sellersville, Pa., is well under way. The new 57,500-square-foot building is dedicated to vacuum furnace manufacturing. Four bridge cranes are in place, the full plant and office roof is complete, and most of the concrete floor has been poured.
The March 2019 issue of Industrial Heating includes an editorial piece on the most viewed heat and corrosion resistant materials articles. Other features include "The Intersection of 3D Printing and Machine Learning", "Generating Hydrogen for Thermal Processing and Coatings", and much more.