BMI Building Large Vacuum Furnace for China

This photo was taken at the BMI facility near Lyons, France very recently (BMI is a large manufacturer of vacuum furnaces). What you see is the shell of a vacuum brazing furnace which is going to an aerospace customer in China. The furnace has working dimensions of 2500 mm X 2500 X 1300 (roughly 100″ X 100″ X 51″) and a weight capacity of 5 tons making it a pretty good size furnace. It is expected to be completed the end of September of this year.