International MIM Manufacturer Chooses Ipsen Again for 17th & 18th Vacuum Furnaces
Based on a foundation of trust and service excellence, an international leader in Metal Injection Molding again chose Ipsen to supply furnaces capable of both debinding and sintering for their growing fleet. 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 an impressive 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 certainly 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. Ipsen remains committed to supporting customers’ post-processing needs with innovative equipment and expert solutions. With numerous worldwide locations, Ipsen also offers local support for the life of the furnace in more than 40 countries. For more information on vacuum furnaces for additive manufacturing, visit www.ipsenusa.com/am.
ABOUT IPSEN. Ipsen is the global leader in heat treatment solutions with more than 10,000 operating systems in 70 countries. Through its Global Excellence Centers in Vacuum and Atmosphere Technology, Ipsen continues to deliver innovations that advance thermal processing while helping customers achieve their goals. Focused on performance and quality, Ipsen supports commercial heat treaters and customers in many industries including aerospace, automotive, energy and medical. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, and the largest service team in the industry, Ipsen is committed to providing 360° support for customers worldwide.
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