Hot Press Systems
Thermal Technology's hot press systems are designed for simultaneous application of high temperatures and high pressures. Primary applications include densification of powdered materials, diffusion bonding of solid components and processing of fibrous composites.
VACUUM HOT PRESS
|Model Number||Press Capacity||Die Size (in.)|
|HP 20||10 tons||3 dia. x 3|
|HP 50||25 tons||6 dia. x 6|
|HP 100||50 tons||6 dia. x 12|
|HP 200||100 tons||12 dia. x 12|
|HP 400||200 tons||18 dia. x 12|
|HP 500||250 tons||24 dia. x 18|
Available Hot Zones: Graphite | Tungsten | Molybdenum
Each Thermal Technology hot press system is supplied complete with vacuum chamber, hydraulic press and frame, graphite hot zone, power supply, mechanical vacuum pump, and a programmable control system. Available options include interchangeable hot zones, high vacuum pumping systems, data recorders, hot ejection and load cells.
OPTIONAL INTERCHANGEABLE HOT ZONE
(for select models)
Certain hot press furnaces can accept four different hot zones which are easily interchanged. All internal components (including heating elements, insulation and power feedthroughs) are mounted on the front and rear vacuum chamber doors. To change zones, simply disconnect the power leads, remove the doors from their hinges and replace with alternate door/hot zone assemblies. Both doors and the main chamber are fabricated from double-walled carbon steel with internal baffling for efficient water cooling. Stainless steel doors and chambers are available for areas with poor water quality (which could accelerate corrosion) or when the ultimate high vacuum performance is required.
|HEATING ELEMENTS||Graphite||Tungsten Mesh||Molybdenum Mesh||Molybdenum Disilicide|
|INSULATION||Graphite Fiber||Radiation Shields||Radiation Shields||Ceramic Fiber|
|ATMOSPHERE||Vacuum, Inert||Vacuum, Inert||Vacuum , Inert||Air|
|Hot Press Model HP200||Hot Press Model HP20|
|Link to MSU Fall 2007 article|
Two diffusion bonding hot presses operating at 1450°C with a total force of 100 tons.
The 24" x 24" x 30" molybdenum hot zones capable of diffusion bonding multiple parts in one load.
Each system footprint measures approximately 9 ½' wide, 15' deep and 12½' high.
Link to press release
SiC HOT PRESS
|Model Number||Press Capacity||Die Size (inches)|
|HP 22||10 tons||4 dia. x 4|
|HP 52||25 tons||6 dia. x 6|
|HP 56||25 tons||10 dia. x 10|