Some AVS customers developing new MIM powdered metal materials have run their pre-forms through debind/sinter combination runs in AVS toll furnaces. After optimizing their process parameters in the AVS test environment, the confident transfer of run parameters has enabled many customers to quickly bring their production MIM furnaces on line. The 12” diameter x 24” high lab furnace has been used to run MIM product for a customer whose furnace was done for maintenance.