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Solar Manufacturing Brochure

Solar Manufacturing Product Brochure

When you need a vacuum furnace capable of reliable performance and matched to your process applications, invest in a Solar Manufacturing furnace.

This brochure provides you a handy reference chart to determine the furnace to match your needs.

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Basic Vacuum PracticeBasic Vacuum Practice

Basic vacuum practices, a primer and basic introduction for vacuum technicians

 

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Understanding EmissivityUnderstanding Emissivity and the Use of Thermocouple Test Blocks in a Vacuum Furnace

This paper highlights a recent process development test relating to carburizing illustrating the need to better understand the effect of surface emissivity and the proper use of dummy thermocouple test blocks.

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Carbon Composite MaterialsTechnical Considerations for the Use of Carbon/Carbon Composite Materials for Fixtures and Grids

Advanced material solutions for fixtures, grids, and internal furnace components are available today. Check out the article to find out more.

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Hygrometer PaperMoisture Measurement in Thermal Processes Using Electrolytic Hygrometers

Moisture analysis at different phases of the heat treat process is crucial as even trace amounts of oxygen and water vapor can lead to oxidation of the materials being processed.  This paper explores why moisture reduction is critical and how to properly calibrate and operate an electrolytic hygrometer to monitor moisture in vacuum heat treating.

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Maximizing Vacuum Furnace Gas Quenching PerformanceMaximizing Vacuum Furnace Gas Quenching  Performance

Learn about a new design that permit a larger span of quenching pressures to take advantage of  motor horsepower ratings.

 

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