Centorr Vacuum Industries Expands Its MIM Furnace Sales in 2013 with 6 New Units

Nashua, NH — Centorr Vacuum Industries announces it will be building its 6th MIM-Vac M furnace in 2013 expanding its customer base for the Metal Injection Molding market. This includes multiple furnaces to Dynacast International for their new Metal Injection Molding Operation.

Dynacast is a global manufacturer headquartered in Charlotte, NC. In February 2013 they announced they would be adding Metal Injection Molding to their service offering. The addition of MIM as a manufacturing process means that it will expand its ability to produce small, complex components using a wider variety of metals, strengthening its commitment to producing higher quality, precisionengineered components for its customers.

CVI has over 30 years of successful MIM furnace building experience. It’s new business is comprised of a smaller research-sized unit designed with a 2 cu ft hot zone (12x12x24) and a larger production size unit at 9 cu ft with an 18x18x48 size hot zone. Other sizes are also available. The new MIM-Vac M (modular design) has a number of design improvements including advanced Molybdenum hot zones with "wide-flow" gas-plenum retorts using Sweepgas™ technology for consistent gas flow dynamics over all parts. It has a compact furnace layout with construction on a structural steel base for fast installation and easy hookup of all utilities, yet provides full access to major components for ease of maintenance, with no cumbersome panels to remove.

A Dry mechanical pumping system with CVI’s proprietary T/P (trap-over-pot) binder condensing trap provides clean and efficient handling of MIM binders with a second large trap after the vacuum pump for improved process cleanliness. The use of advanced Molybdenum alloys (Lanthanated Moly and TZM) in the hot zone and retort offers excellent creep resistance, higher recrystallization temperatures, and longer service life. CVI’s removable and replaceable plenum sections keep retort replacement costs to a minimum. All systems include a flexible HMI design with CE certification. All MIM-Vac™ furnaces offer temperature uniformity better than +/- 5°C, and operate in partial pressures from 10 torr up to 750 torr of Argon, Nitrogen, or Hydrogen gas using mass flow controllers for automated control.

Founded in 1954, Centorr Vacuum Industries is a high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace manufacturer with an installed base of over 6500 units worldwide. They are located in Nashua, NH with a fully staffed Aftermarket Field Service group, and Applied Technology Center offering RD support and toll production service. For more information please visit www.centorr.com

Dynacast International operates 22 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world and has over 3000 employees. They service a variety of industries including automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, hardware, computers, and peripherals and many others. More information can be found at: www.dynacastmim.com.

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