Hot Zones

The buyers guide to vacuum furnaces: 10 things to know #1

What are the elements that contribute to the development and perfect functioning of a vacuum furnace?

Do not be intimidated by the size of the topic: we will proceed gradually, I will address the topic by stages to help you read and understand.
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[FREE eBook] The ultimate guide to vacuum sintering

Powdered metal, metal injection molding (MIM), 3D printing, and other similar technologies can benefit greatly from the superior quality and flexibility of vacuum sintering. This complete guide to sintering in vacuum furnace offers you deep insight into the heat treatment process, and shows how an understanding of all aspects involved can be used practically to improve your products.

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Euro PM2017: powder metallurgy seen up close

Today, PM products are an intrinsic part of a number of technical sectors. And of course, since suppliers’ innovation cycles are traditionally geared towards Euro PM, this is where you can see the latest innovations in the field. In this context, TAV VACUUM FURNACES has brought its expertise at Euro PM2017 by showcasing a vacuum furnace which gathered consensus and heightened interest in visitors.

If you missed it, read the article and learn more about Powder Metallurgy (PM) and the vacuum system exhibited.

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Perfect vacuum sintering step by step #2

From mass production to laboratory applicative research, when it comes to vacuum sintering, a number of questions can arise. I mean, doubts regarding the thermal insulation, the gas fluxing, loading and unloading operations, and so on. In this second part, I will try to solve any doubt you may have related to hot zone for vacuum sintering furnaces, the distribution of gas flow, and the use of furnace box for loading and unloading sintered parts and components.

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Published on 12/16/2016
Categories: Insider tips

Vacuum furnace hot zone: graphite vs all-metal design #2

Keeping furnace downtime to an absolute minimum also means to be able to make the right choice of hot zone. In fact, the hot zone contributes to the performance of the whole system. It has an impact on the process quality, the temperature uniformity, the heating and cooling rates and the furnace's energy consumption. Therefore, which is the hot zone most economical and best performing based on losses and overall power costs? Graphite-based or all-metal design?

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