mG miniGears Acquires New Furnace
March 9, 2005—mG miniGears acquired a high temperatures furnace that can perform at 1,300 degrees C sintering temperature.
According to the company's press release, the hydrogen-nitrogen atmosphere within the furnace enables sintering to high performance chromium powder metal sheets.
This furnace has a capacity of 300 kg/h due to parts conveyed on a double walking beam. Rapid cooling after the high temperature phase permits quenching of parts up to different hardness gradients and helps create any microstructure without a specific heat treatment after sintering.