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SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 14, 2011 — Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of sintering equipment, crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, is sponsoring the International Spring School on Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST) at Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany on March 20-26. The session features experts from around the world and offers an overview of all relevant…

Fabruary 10, 2011 – Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, recently received 59 orders for their Model K1 90 kg sapphire crystal grower from customers in Taiwan, Korea and China. In total, these growers will produce 5.2 million TIE (two-in-equivalents) per year. The Model K1 sapphire crystal grower advances beyond the traditional…

SANTA ROSA, Calif., December 7, 2010 — Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of high temperature furnace systems and crystal growth equipment, today announced the commercial availability of their 90 kg Kyropoulos sapphire crystal grower. Several systems are currently in use at a customer’s facility producing 250mm diameter by 400mm long crystals grown in the Kyropoulos method. The newly designed model…

SANTA ROSA, Calif., October 19, 2010 —  Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of vacuum and high temperature furnace systems, recently received an order from a Chinese lighting company.  The furnace, which has a maximum temperature of 1800°C, will be used to manufacture filaments and lamp components. “Thermal Technology has designed and manufactured furnaces specific to the lighting industry in the…

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2010 — Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of vacuum and high temperature furnace systems, recently shipped a 10-ton laboratory hot press to a customer in Eurasia.  The hot press, Model HP20-4560, will be used for research and development applications at a major educational institution.  This customized hot press has a graphite hot zone rated at…

July 20, 2010 – Thermal Technology recently received an order for a large, laboratory scale Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) system with 25 tons of force and a 10,000 amp power supply. Thermal Technology’s SPS systems are designed with highly rigid four post frames, an extra large working chamber and large access doors. The flexible footprint accommodates users’ spatial limitations while…

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 27, 2010 — Thermal Technology recently received a fiber drawing furnace order from a European manufacturer of specialty optical fibers. “With the maturation of the telecommunications industry the demand for fiber drawing furnaces was expected to decline dramatically, but the growing market of optical fibers for medical and other applications has helped fill that void,” says…

May 11, 2010 – Thermal Technology recently received an order for a large tungsten and molybdenum sintering furnace from a Japanese refractory metals producer. The system hot zone has a spatial capacity of 25 cubic feet, a weight of 1500 kilograms and a maximum temperature of 2200°C. It can operate in either a pure hydrogen or high vacuum environment. “Thermal…

April 26, 2010 — Thermal Technology recently partnered with Quad Cities Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML), a center of excellence for research, development and training in titanium, lightweight composites and other advanced materials. “We’re proud that Quad Cities Manufacturing Lab, with its focus on titanium alloys, selected Thermal Technology’s Spark Plasma Sintering system to facilitate the advancement of their research. Our system…

March 1, 2010 — Thermal Technology has developed a process for the production of solar-grade silicon using rice hulls as raw material. Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO, presented his research at the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy Conference this month in Florida. To meet the growing market need, major producers of high purity photovoltaic (PV) silicon…

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November 23, 2009 — Thermal Technology recently delivered two diffusion bonding hot presses to a major medical company. The systems operate at 1450°C with a total force of 100 tons. They have 24″ x 24″ x 30″ molybdenum hot zones and are capable of diffusion bonding multiple parts in one load. Each press measures approximately 9 1/2 ft. wide, 15…

December 7, 2009 – Thermal Technology recently expanded its on-site materials process laboratory in Santa Rosa, California. The lab serves both existing and potential customers through process development and verification, toll processing and pilot production. Skilled technical staff assist users in the advancement of efficient and reliable processes for high temperature pressureless sintering, spark plasma sintering, high temperature chemical reactions…

Robert Aalund Business Development Manager, SPS Technology Thermal Technology LLC Santa Rosa, California Now and again a technology finds a niche and quickly becomes the standard process within that industry. Then people look back and wonder how they ever got along without that new standard. Spark Plasma Sintering or SPS has this kind of potential in many industries. With the…

Nov. 17, 2008 — Thermal Technology, LLC recently signed a long-term agreement to supply over one hundred high temperature furnaces to a domestic solar silicon producer. These newly designed furnaces are capable of producing solar-grade silicon at a cost lower than competitive processes. “With a world-wide shortage of solar-grade silicon, the development of our lower cost production method couldn’t have…

November 6, 2008 — Zone refining, as a process, has been used to purify metals for decades and is performed worldwide on a daily basis. Typically, zone refining is applied to materials with melting points in the range of 600°C to 1200°C. When the need arises to zone refine oxides with melting points over 2000°C, special system designs and capabilities…

Sept. 29, 2008 — Thermal Technology, LLC recently expanded its refractory metal hot zone fabrication capabilities by adding almost 4000 square feet of production space and increasing manpower, thereby creating one of the furnace industry’s largest domestic refractory metal hot zone fabrication facilities. Thermal Technology produces high temperature vacuum furnaces, many of which require elements and shielding systems fabricated from…

You can find equipment built by Thermal Technology in a wide variety of industries, including education. Click the pdf below in order to learn what Michigan State is doing with our technologies!

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