MIM manufacturer chooses Ipsen again for vacuum furnaces

Ipsen’s Titan furnace is rugged and features a large work zone volume. (Courtesy: Ipsen)

An international leader in metal injection molding chose Ipsen to supply furnaces capable of both debinding and sintering for their growing fleet, ordering their 17th and 18th Titan furnaces.

The partnership with Ipsen, an ongoing iterative process, has resulted in a total purchase of 18 Titan® DS6 2 bar vacuum furnaces. Year after year, engineers on both teams have had open conversations regarding process and furnace design, working to perfect product functionality.

“When this relationship started a decade ago, I did not anticipate how much we would learn from each other,” said Ipsen Group CEO Geoffrey Somary. “After all these years we still enjoy a collaborative exchange of ideas, which supports this customer’s drive to deliver excellence across hundreds of part variations.”

While most MIM parts producers rely on costly lab-size furnaces for post-processing, this manufacturer requires a “work horse” that can handle large volume, demanding applications. Ipsen’s rugged furnaces are distinguished by a work zone volume of 36 x 36 x 48 in (915 x 915 x 1,220 mm), a load capacity of 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg) and a right-sized filtration system — equipment made for full-scale continuous production. Even at such a large size, Ipsen’s Titan furnace fits into a single shipping container, enticing buyers from around the globe with low transport costs.

Ipsen has a long history working with customers in additive manufacturing. As AM and the related MIM segment become more common and diverse, industries realize the potential cost savings, resulting in more and more AM and MIM parts being designed into their products from the start. With numerous worldwide locations, Ipsen also offers local support for the life of the furnace in more than 40 countries.

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