Metal AM heat treatment furnaces selection
Furnaces and equipment:
There are various categories of heat treatment equipment or high-temperature furnaces used for post-printing of metal additive manufactured parts. For the heat treatment of metal parts, common furnaces are of types with a capacity of handling temperatures 1000℃, 1300℃, 1600℃, and 1800℃. Some post-printing heat-treatment processes are annealing, sintering, stress relief, de-binding, degreasing, and degassing. In many cases, furnaces' configuration varies according to the intended heating process. To make cost-effective solutions for clients' applications, we need to select the right environmental conditions inside the heating zone of the furnaces.
Picture (a): High vacuum Mo-chamber high-temperature furnace used for medium-size or industrial-scale HT.
Picture (b): High vacuum Tube furnace used for small parts or lab scale HT.