Centorr Vacuum Industries

Press Release November 2013


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November 2013 - Nashua, NH -- Centorr Vacuum Industries announces it will be building its 6th MIM-Vac M furnace in 2013 expanding its customer base for the Metal Injection Molding market. This includes multiple furnaces to an International metals producer for their new Metal Injection Molding Operation.

CVI has over 30 years of successful MIM furnace building experience. Its new business is comprised of a smaller research-sized unit designed with a 2 cu ft hot zone (12x12x24) and a larger production size unit at 9 cu ft with an 18x18x48 size hot zone. Other sizes are also available. The new MIM-Vac M (modular design) has a number of design improvements including advanced Molybdenum hot zones with "wide-flow" gas-plenum retorts using Sweepgas™ technology for consistent gas flow dynamics over all parts. It has a compact furnace layout with construction on a structural steel base for fast installation and easy hookup of all utilities, yet provides full access to major components for ease of maintenance, with no cumbersome panels to remove.

A Dry mechanical pumping system with CVI's proprietary T/P (trap-over-pot) binder condensing trap provides clean and efficient handling of MIM binders with a second large trap after the vacuum pump for improved process cleanliness. The use of advanced Molybdenum alloys (Lanthanated Moly and TZM) in the hot zone and retort offers excellent creep resistance, higher recrystallization temperatures, and longer service life. CVI’s removable and replaceable plenum sections keep retort replacement costs to a minimum. All systems include a flexible HMI design with CE certification. All MIM-Vac™ furnaces offer temperature uniformity better than +/- 5°C, and operate in partial pressures from 10 torr up to 750 torr of Argon, Nitrogen, or Hydrogen gas using mass flow controllers for automated control.

Founded in 1954, Centorr Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer with an installed base of over 6500 units worldwide. They are located in Nashua, NH with a fully staffed Aftermarket Field Service group, and Applied Technology Center offering R&D support and toll production service.

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