Ipsen USA received an order to supply an aerospace customer with four TITAN® H6 2 bar vacuum furnaces to heat treat additively manufactured parts in full-scale production.
Ipsen shipped two of the furnaces in November and will ship the remaining two in January.
“Ipsen has the industry’s best lead time with the TITAN® furnace. This, coupled with a product designed specifically for the AM industry, made Ipsen the obvious choice for this project,” said Pete Kerbel, Ipsen’s vice president of sales.
TITAN® furnaces achieve powerful performance using cutting-edge technology and predictive maintenance capabilities all while maintaining a global platform, small footprint, and short delivery times. The TITAN® H6 has a load size of 36” wide x 36” high x 48” deep and can process up to 3,000 pounds.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is changing the landscape for production and design with the ability to produce complex components made to rigorous standards with short lead times. Heat treating is an important step in post-processing most metal AM parts to meet strength and material density requirements.
Ipsen has been working with 3D printer manufacturers for almost a decade. While AM has primarily been used for prototyping and low-volume production, companies are now looking to AM for high-volume, mass-produced metal parts.
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