ECM Synergy Center, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, USA
It is a year now since we had the chance to visit the US headquarters of furnace builder ECM in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Our last visit was to view the company’s brand new Synergy Center, a state of the art R & D facility designed to test customers parts. The Synergy Center consists of the latest ECM designed NANO low pressure vacuum system with a 20 bar high pressure gas quenching system, along with CMM measurement equipment and a full metallurgical lab. They have recently added a modular temper system to the facility which works with the NANO’s in line single piece flow design. The mission of the Synergy Center is to provide customers with short term results of measured heat treat parts with low pressure vacuum carburizing or vacuum hardening and also to work on new thermal processes in other markets than heat treating. By the way we hear that ECM recently received an order for a large vacuum carburizing system from a US customer-hopefully we will shortly have a formal press release about it.
Gord Montgomery, Dennis Beauchesne, President ECM, USA, Spencer Wolf, Technical Specialist, Vincent Lelong, Synergy Center Supervisor