Solar Atmospheres of California Adds Small Furnace Capacity
To support R&D and additive manufacturing projects, Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has added some much–needed small vacuum furnace capacity to their expansive equipment offerings. The new vacuum furnace was procured from SCA’s furnace manufacturing sister facility, Solar Manufacturing (SAMI) located in Sellersville, PA, and was specifically designed to process a variety of materials between 600°F – 2400°F (+/-10°F) in both vacuum and/or partial pressure environments. Precise cooling capability up to 2-Bar in argon, nitrogen or helium is available with a maximum operating temperature up to 2650°F. The furnace is also equipped with the SAMI’s state-of-the-art SolarVac® Polaris Control System for optimum performance and precise cycle control.
SCA President Derek Dennis states, “We are pleased to add this needed piece of vacuum furnace equipment to service our valuable customers. The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow, and this new furnace will allow SCA to respond to small builds and R&D projects quickly and precisely. SCA has become the go-to source for additive heat treating on the west coast and we want to make sure we are making the necessary investments to support our customers immediate needs and requirements. SCA will continue to focus on the best quality and on-time delivery with a focus on providing the best customer service in the industry. SCA has plans to add additional equipment in the future to ensure that we have the capacity available to handle the rebounding industry post–COVID.”
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