Perfect vacuum sintering step by step #1

Several industries rely on sintered parts and components including automotive, medical, and tools. Vacuum sintering produces consistent, bright parts with no seams, joints, or fillers. Beginning with an overview of the benefits of sintering in a vacuum, the article focuses on debinding, with regard to the decision-making process for performing or not debinding and sintering in the same furnace.

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Vacuum diffusion bonding: a true success story

Experience, innovation and customer focus are the basic components of this article on vacuum furnace diffusion bonding. Intuitive studying, based on physical concepts and technical testing, has led to an innovative solution for vacuum furnace equipment. This story has started more than 20 years ago...

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Vacuum brazing: the guide to perfect brazed joints

When the importance of producing a perfect brazed joint is uppermost, vacuum brazing is a highly effective method of joining two parts. Due to the nature of the vacuum, heat is evenly distributed and part production is consistent. Brazing requires three components: two parent metal pieces and a filler to join them. In the furnace, the components are arranged so that the filler will melt and flow on the base pieces, and join them solidly when cooled. Vacuum brazing provides strength, durability, and reliability unmatched by other metal joining methods. It also requires no secondary fabrication or finishing.

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Published on 3/16/2017
Categories: Insider tips, Maintenance
Tags: Test

Maintenance procedures: leak detection in vacuum furnaces

Successful use of a vacuum furnace depends ultimately on the purity and reliability of its vacuum. There are numerous factors that can play into why a furnace is leaking, and the first step towards fixing the problem is to identify its root cause. Let’s take a look to some practical tips on how to find a furnace leak by using a helium leak detector.

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Published on 2/13/2017
Categories: Insider tips, Maintenance

Roughing pump in high-vacuum furnaces for beginners #2

This is the second part of the article on roughing pump operation in high-vacuum furnaces. It gives an overall picture of the situations due to malfunction of the pumping system. Nonetheless, it provides practical tips on how to deal with the presence of water in the pump, the formation of oil sludge, and the improper use of lubricated roughing pumps.

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