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 Technology was selected over Japanese and European suppliers due to our ability to meet the customer’s unique, large-scale design requirements,” says Matt Mede, president and CEO of Thermal Technology. “We have designed and built similar sintering systems for customers in China and elsewhere and this project fits our expertise.”

Sintering is a method of making objects from powder by heating the material in a sintering furnace below its melting point until its particles adhere to each other.

Thermal Technology designs and manufactures crystal growing systems and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere laboratory and production furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass, quartz and crystal growing applications. Thermal Technology has over 60 years of experience and more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.