Solar Furnace Overview

November 26, 2019

We are pretty excited to partner with Solar Manufacturing who we’ve commissioned to build our first-ever in-house vacuum furnace. The furnace will be on the floor and as a working piece of our operative arsenal as we enter the new year (2020).

The furnace, built with a SolarVac® Polaris control system and fully compliant to AMS2750E pyrometric specification, is designed to accommodate loads up to 36” wide x 36” high x 72” deep, and a maximum weight of 5,000 lbs.

What this means for us is that we’ll be able to offer quicker turnaround times on heat treated products, fit larger shields into our furnace, and eliminate outside vendor work. This ultimately saves our customers time and money as we continue to improve on our capabilities in time for the completion of our 12,000 sq. ft. facility expansion later this year.
MuShield has a longstanding history of heat treating our mumetal magnetic shields to maximum magnetic permeability using our in-house hydrogen furnaces and trusted vacuum heat treat suppliers. Now that we are bringing a state of the art vacuum furnace onto our floor, we are taking the next step in our growth as a company and plan on having this furnace earn the esteemed NADCAP accreditation.

Our new vacuum furnace will also allow us to perform stress relief annealing cycles on hydroformed parts made from non shielding alloys, which is a manufacturing requirement on most materials that we hydroform. Vendors were used in the past for this process, which would increase lead times and cost (especially on components that required multiple forms and in process anneals) but keeping that work internally will only help the speed up delivery and improves the cost of hydroformed parts for our customers.

Solar Manufacturing furnaces are used to heat-treat manufactured parts such as:

  • Micro-surgical instruments
  • Aircraft/aerospace components
  • Military defense components
  • Magnetic shields
  • Implants
  • Tooling
  • Gears
  • Weldments
  • Structural components
  • Castings
  • Sheet
  • Tube and pipe
  • Braze assemblies
  • Much, much more…

Our new Solar Manufacturing furnace will operate at a vacuum level of 10-5 Torr with the capability of maximum temperatures up to 2400° F, and features an external quench system designed for pressures up to two bar.

Did we mention we’re excited?

We are.

Let’s put this baby to work!

Give MuShield a call today for all your heat treating needs In the event that you’re not sure what that even means, we’re happy to expound upon the benefits of our heat treating process and how it bill bolster your own manufacturing processes and finished products

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