Spheric Technologies, Inc.: Process Development
The unit can be used with a variety of atmospheres and features a vacuum evacuation capability for backfill with inert and/or process gases. The MW-L0616V offers processing volume and flexibility to handle a variety of materials.
“Until now, companies interested in having us process sample or prototype parts have waited several weeks for their raw materials to be shipped to our custom furnace manufacturer in China, processed and returned,” said Joseph Hines, Spheric Technologies chairman. “With our newly installed equipment, we can provide immediate processing and a convenient site for ongoing process development. This will speed customer decision making and help our company expand more rapidly.”
Spheric Technologies executive vice president Michael Kirksey observed that the production of samples “validates the functionality of the microwave process for the specific task, and demonstrates to the customer that they will obtain higher quality at lower cost using microwave compared to using a conventional sintering furnace. Using microwave to sinter powdered metals, advanced ceramics and ceramic/metal alloys, we have processed components for use in fuel cells, electronics, aircraft, autos, firearms and more. The range of industries that can benefit from high-temperature microwave sintering is staggering.”
SPHERIC/SYNO-THERM™ high-temperature microwave furnaces reduce energy use by up to 80% and cut processing time by up to 90%. Spheric Technologies is the exclusive licensee for microwave sintering patents developed at the Penn State Microwave Processing and Engineering Center.
For more information, call (602) 218-9292 or visit www.SphericTech.com.