A leading metal injection molding company is bolstering its manufacturing capacity with the addition of two large-size horizontal vacuum furnaces for sintering and debinding MIM products and components.
G-M Enterprises, a Nitrex company, has received a multimillion-dollar order from a global manufacturer of metal injection molding (MIM) products to supply two large-size horizontal vacuum furnaces. These two-bar vacuum sintering furnaces feature a work area of 36” wide x 30” high x 84” long (900 x 762 x 2100 mm), 4,400 lb. weight capacity, a maximum operating temperature of 2,600°F (1430°C), and uniformity of +/-10°F (+/-5.5°C). Integral to the vacuum system configuration is an efficient multistage debinder trap system designed to thermally extract binder from the parts. Sintering and debinding occur in a single cycle using a robust and unique system design that is optimized to handle the maximum load capacity for which the furnace is designed. Consequently, there is never a need to operate below the rated load capacity to achieve the required part quality. The high-temperature sintering process also ensures a high-quality finished part surface in terms of density, porosity, mechanical resistance, and aesthetics.
“This latest order comes from a customer we have had a strong cooperation with, and which will be part of a series of multiple furnaces provided by G-M Enterprises over the past decades. G-M Enterprises was carefully selected because of our ability to meet the customer’s large-scale design requirements and to optimize the furnace performance, our competitive lead time, as well as the predictable and repeatable metallurgical results,” said Michel Frison, VP global sales, Nitrex and G-M Enterprises. “I want to thank our loyal customer for their trust as well as Mr. Suresh Jhawar, G-M Enterprises senior adviser, and the whole team at G-M Enterprises who were instrumental in securing this order,” said Frison.
The first of the two furnaces will be delivered this year and the second is scheduled for commissioning in March 2021.
G-M Enterprises, a Nitrex Company, is a leading manufacturer of high-temperature vacuum furnaces and hot zones developed and proven for all types of heat-treating applications from simple steel to high-temperature nickel-based alloys and titanium and for a variety of industries, including aerospace, nuclear, power turbine, medical, tool and dies, MIM, and 3D additive, among others.
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