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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA is Growing
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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA is Growing

Hermitage, PAÂ- – Within a short period of 2½ months from breaking ground, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA's construction project to house the largest commercial vacuum furnace in the world is progressing on time. Aided by an unseasonably warm winter, the new 18,000 square foot building should be fully enclosed by the end of January. Once the 20 ton crane is installed and the...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Collaborates with HIP Facility Pressure Technology, Inc. (PTI)
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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Collaborates with HIP Facility Pressure Technology, Inc. (PTI)

With the escalation of Additive Manufactured components being printed, and the increased production of engine blade manufacturing to support newer more efficient aircraft, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIPing) is in more demand for the densification of many materials. Over the years, Solar Atmospheres and Pressure Technology, Inc. have mutually understood their complimentary synergies between the two...

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Solar Atmospheres Southeast Vacuum Furnace Capacity
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Solar Atmospheres Southeast Vacuum Furnace Capacity

Greenville, SCÂ- – Solar Atmospheres newest facility in Greenville, South Carolina has a wide range of vacuum processing capacity now available. From furnaces suited for small lots and development cycles to a 24 foot long vacuum chamber capable of processing up to 50,000 lbs at 2650°F.  All backed by AS9100 and Nadcap quality systems to provide the assurance that your...

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Keeping Consistency on Heat Treating
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Keeping Consistency on Heat Treating

With Solar Atmospheres serving a variety of different markets, the company must follow several different quality system standards. Keeping up with the quality standards takes a lot of hard work and patience. The ultimate goal is to meet customer requirements pertaining to quality and delivery. To that end, Solar Atmospheres tailors their vacuum furnace equipment, and processes, around their...

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Solar Atmospheres Releases a New Process to Control Compound (White) Layer Formation During Vacuum Gas Nitriding

Solar Atmospheres announces it has established a method of controlling the amount and depth of White layer resulting from Gas Nitriding. This procedure was accomplished following extensive testing using AISI 4140 Steel in a Solar Atmospheres Gas Nitriding Vacuum furnace. Various applications requiring Nitriding often require specific White layer limits which can now be provided by this process....

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Solar Vacuum Carburizes a 60" Diameter Gear

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa, announces it has successfully vacuum carburized a large gear required for a defense application that had previously not been successfully processed using atmospheric type equipment. Recently, Solar modified one of its large 10 Bar Quenching Furnaces to be able to vacuum carburize larger and more extensive loads. By adding new instrumentation, carburizing nozzles,...

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Solar Atmospheres Announces an Increase of Capacity for Low Pressure Vacuum Carburizing

With the reputation of benefits from low pressure vacuum carburizing increasing in the heat treating industry, Solar Atmospheres is pleased to announce an increase of capacity available to our customers. The increase is the result of a fourth, low pressure vacuum carburizing system installed on an existing vacuum furnace. Known as HT-58, the furnace has a working zone dimension of 72 L x 48"W x...

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Excellent Results from Vacuum Gas Nitriding Furnace at Solar Atmospheres
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Excellent Results from Vacuum Gas Nitriding Furnace at Solar Atmospheres

Souderton, Pa. - Solar Atmospheres reports that their recently installed new Vacuum Gas Nitriding Furnace is producing excellent results on all types of steel alloys and part configurations. This new design furnace (Patent Application filed June 13, 2008) with a hot zone that measures 36 wide x 30" high x 48" diameter and has a work load capacity of 2,500 pounds, is considered the ideal...

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Micro-Brazing
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Micro-Brazing

Vacuum brazing has been used to join parts as long as a car or as small as a dime. Whether large or small, certain specifications must be met to have successfully brazed assemblies, proper joint tolerance, the right braze alloy, braze alloy application, furnace cycle and proper fixturing are all necessary. Recently, a new application for micro-brazing small medical parts presented itself to Solar...

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A Most Demanding Job
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A Most Demanding Job

According to Bob Hill President, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently partnered with a customer for one of their most demanding jobs ever attempted. The customer was searching for a facility that could process sixteen bars weighing a total of 10,693 pounds to be vacuum thermally processed at 2500±12°F for 168 hours (7 days). This recrystallization anneal cycle was to be performed on...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA is Growing
Thermal & Heating Equipment

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA is Growing

Hermitage, PAÂ- – Within a short period of 2½ months from breaking ground, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA's construction project to house the largest commercial vacuum furnace in the world is progressing on time. Aided by an unseasonably warm winter, the new 18,000 square foot building should be fully enclosed by the end of January. Once the 20 ton crane is installed and the...

Read More »
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Collaborates with HIP Facility Pressure Technology, Inc. (PTI)
Mechanical Power Transmission

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Collaborates with HIP Facility Pressure Technology, Inc. (PTI)

With the escalation of Additive Manufactured components being printed, and the increased production of engine blade manufacturing to support newer more efficient aircraft, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIPing) is in more demand for the densification of many materials. Over the years, Solar Atmospheres and Pressure Technology, Inc. have mutually understood their complimentary synergies between the two...

Read More »
Solar Atmospheres Southeast Vacuum Furnace Capacity
Material Processing

Solar Atmospheres Southeast Vacuum Furnace Capacity

Greenville, SCÂ- – Solar Atmospheres newest facility in Greenville, South Carolina has a wide range of vacuum processing capacity now available. From furnaces suited for small lots and development cycles to a 24 foot long vacuum chamber capable of processing up to 50,000 lbs at 2650°F.  All backed by AS9100 and Nadcap quality systems to provide the assurance that your...

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Mike Moffit Promoted to Vice President of Operations of Solar Atmospheres of California

Fontana, CA. –Â- Solar Atmospheres of California recently named Mike Moffit as its new Vice President of Operations. Mr. Moffit has been with the company for 21 years in a variety of departments and served as the Quality Manager for the past five years at Solar Atmospheres of California. In his new role, Mr. Moffit will oversee the day-to-day operations of the heat treating facility in...

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Solar Atmospheres Receives 1st MedAccred Accreditation

Souderton, PA – Solar Atmospheres, Inc. announced today that it has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Medical prime contractors are demanding that environmental conditions are controlled, processes validated, and the risk of foreign object debris (FOD) reduced. Performance Review Institute (PRI) states that MedAccred is an industry managed supply chain oversight...

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Solar Atmospheres, Southeast Now Open!

Greenville, SCÂ- – Solar Atmospheres, Southeast announced today it has officially opened its doors for business. We have brought our first furnace online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months and we will be notifying customers as we gain sufficient capacity and capability to serve them from our newest facility in...

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Solar Atmospheres Creates Tutorial on Understanding PID Control As Applied to Vacuum Furnace Performance

Solar Atmospheres, Inc. has written a technical white paper on understanding and proper usage of PID parameters as they relate to controlling vacuum furnace temperature. This tutorial will assist furnace engineers and operators to better understand and properly use the functions of a PID Controller and thereby obtain improved temperature control, particularly in program ramping and minimizing...

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Keeping Consistency on Heat Treating
Thermal & Heating Equipment

Keeping Consistency on Heat Treating

With Solar Atmospheres serving a variety of different markets, the company must follow several different quality system standards. Keeping up with the quality standards takes a lot of hard work and patience. The ultimate goal is to meet customer requirements pertaining to quality and delivery. To that end, Solar Atmospheres tailors their vacuum furnace equipment, and processes, around their...

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New Technical Procedure For Temperature Uniformity Surveying For Vacuum Furnaces

Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing Have Released a Technical Procedure For Temperature Uniformity Surveying For Vacuum Furnaces Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing Have Released A Procedure For Temperature Uniformity Surveying ( TUS ) of Vacuum Furnaces That Will Meet and Satisfy The Requirements of The AMS 2750D Specifications. The Procedure is Being Made Available to All Vacuum...

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Solar Atmospheres California Nears Opening

Solar Atmospheres of California (SACA) has completed construction of a new 22,000 square foot facility in Fontana, CA. The plant is situated on over 2.5 acres of land with plenty of room for expansion. Populating the building with equipment and support systems is in full gear. Five vacuum furnaces will be installed initially, which will consist of two high pressure, 10 bar quench furnaces and...

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