SITES Medical Receives New Vacuum Furnaces for In House Heat Treat Department

Back in March of this year medical supplier SITES Medical in Colombia City, Indiana, USA announced that they had ordered two new vacuum furnaces from furnace supplier Ipsen (the original press release can be found below). As you can see in this photo the second furnace is now arriving. It is rather interesting that Applied Thermal Technologies of Warsaw, IN the commercial heat treater who was working with SITES for their heat treating requirements actively got involved with helping the firm set up their heat treat department-this it not an everyday occurrence and very much to the credit of the company.

Applied Thermal is one of the largest commercial heat treaters in North America, find out where they are ranked by “The Monty Heat Treat News”

“Cherry Valley, ILLINOIS (March 11, 2021) – Ipsen was awarded an order from SITES Medical for two TurboTreater® model H3636 2 bar vacuum furnaces. SITES Medical is an orthopedic technology development company that invents and de-risks new technologies and collaborates with OEMs to bring them to market and drive mutual growth.

Although SITES has enjoyed an excellent relationship with its current thermal processing partner, the new furnaces will accommodate increased volume resulting from growth in business. Each TurboTreater has a work zone size of 24” wide x 24” high x 36” deep with an all metal hot zone. The furnaces will be used for orthopedic implant processing such as stress relieving Ti and CoCr components, as well as diffusion bonding of Ti and CoCr implants.

”After reviewing the options available for thermal processing solutions, we elected to purchase the Ipsen TurboTreater® vacuum furnaces due to their high quality and reliability as well as Ipsen’s reputation for service,” said Greg Stalcup, President/CEO of SITES Medical. He added, “We look forward to working with Ipsen to bring these units online.”

Ipsen proudly partners with heat treaters in the medical industry that produce life-saving equipment including, ventilators, surgical instruments and implants, as well as cryogenic cold storage and transportation equipment for oxygen and vaccines. Ipsen has hundreds of vacuum furnaces installed at highly respected medical companies across the globe.

Ipsen’s TurboTreater® is known for producing bright, clean parts with excellent temperature uniformity and patented gas quenching system for improved hardening qualities and shorter cycle times. Learn more about Ipsen’s TurboTreater® at

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.

ABOUT SITES MEDICAL. Ortho Technology Invented Here. SITES Medical develops meaningful orthopedic innovations so our OEM partners can deliver improved clinical outcomes and greater value to all stakeholders. Our inventions emanate from our deep industry knowledge and a problem-solving mindset, and they come in the form of new product technologies and advanced manufacturing processes. Examples include OsteoSync Ti, OsteoSync Rx and High Velocity, Single-Piece Flow manufacturing. Our technologies and our integrity have made us a trusted partner since 2008. Additional information about the company can be found at

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