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 high temperature graphite furnace system, 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 2300°C, inert gas capability and a diffusion pumped vacuum system.

“Thermal Technology has a long history of delivering hot pressing,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO.  “This system includes upgraded force and atmosphere controls which provide the customer with unique processing capabilities leading to new material development possibilities.”

Thermal Technology’s hot press systems are designed for the simultaneous application of high temperature and high pressures.  Primary applications include densification of powdered materials, diffusion bonding of solid components and processing of fibrous composites.

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.

graphite hot press furnace system
Thermal Technology Graphite Hot Press, Model HP20-4560