Metal Hot Zones

How to choose the right heat shield insulation?
A pool of pros and cons of all-metal hot zones constructed using multi-layered, metallic shields.

[FREE eBook] The vacuum furnace buyers guide

This clear and useful eBook will guide you in deciding the features you need for your next vacuum furnace.
Starting from the scratch it will also help you to understand what a vacuum furnace is and whether you need it or not.

Power, isolation, pumping units, heat exchangers and much more explained in simple words for the first time.
Make sure you read the eBook before your next purchase!

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Selective Laser Melting: obtaining the best fatigue performance

How do vacuum heat treatments affect the fatigue performance of components made with Selective Laser Melting technology?

We will analyze the relevant improvements obtained on products for the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors, thanks to the vacuum furnace posts‑processes of the components made with additive manufacturing (SLM).
Looking at the figures, we will conclude by exposing the interesting experimental results obtained in laboratory, thanks to a fruitful collaboration with an important university campus.

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The buyer's 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.
This is the first of two articles...

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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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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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