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Toll Furnace Services
AVS offers toll furnace runs or R&D test services to our customers developing new materials or new process development using one of three on-site furnaces. AVS customers often use AVS toll furnaces to prove out a new process or product before purchasing a furnace. Other AVS customers purchase furnace toll runs to supplement small capacity overruns or to maintain some production capacity while their furnace is down for service or maintenance.
• The HIP furnace has a 6” diameter x 12” tall graphite hot zone for temperatures up to 2300°C, vacuum in the millitorr range and/or HIP pressure up to 1500 psig (100 bar). This furnace can be run with many gas types, including nitrogen below 1900°C, or with argon, helium or hydrogen at various pressures.
• The Lab furnace has a 12” diameter x 24” tall graphite hot zone for temperatures up to 1600°C, vacuum in the 10-5 torr range, and flowing or static nitrogen or argon atmospheres up to 760 torr.
• AVS has a Bell-Style (Hetherington) furnace with a 10” diameter x 20” tall molybdenum hot zone for temperatures up to 1600°C, vacuum to the low millitorr range, and flowing or static hydrogen, nitrogen or argon atmospheres up to 760 torr.