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OAKVILLE, Ontario (November 21, 2007) – VAC AERO’s vacuum oil quench technique allows manufacturers of aircraft landing gear and structural components to finish machine critical surfaces on these components prior to heat treating thereby reducing final machining costs when the part is in the hardened condition.
Because vacuum furnaces are inherently leak tight, control of surface chemistry is precise and the decarburization and high temperature oxidation problems often associated with traditional salt bath and controlled atmosphere heat treating can be eliminated. VAC AERO now operates three of the world’s largest vacuum oil quench furnaces, all designed and manufactured by the company’s Furnace Manufacturing Division. The largest of these furnaces can process loads up to 72” in diameter by 126” inches high.
VAC AERO’s Model VAV 72114 DOQ Vacuum Oil Quench Furnace has been used in service continuously since 1989. The furnace is used to harden a wide variety of aerospace parts made from high strength steels such as 4340, 4140 and 300M. It is also equipped with a gas quench system for interrupted quenching processes like ausbay quenching.
VAC AERO’s Model VAV 72126 DOQ Vacuum Oil Quench Furnace (full view 3D model shown here) was commissioned in 1998. To save floor space, the furnace’s heating chamber is raised and lowered on a fixed gantry to expose the hearth. The workload is placed on the hearth with a customized loader designed and built by VAC AERO.
About VAC AERO International Inc.
Leading Vacuum Furnace Manufacturer & Metallurgical Service Provider to Aerospace & High-Tech Industries Worldwide.
VAC AERO designs and manufactures turnkey horizontal and vertical gas quench vacuum furnaces and control systems for standard or custom process applications in aerospace, nuclear, medical implants, tool & die, research and other high-tech industries. Decades of commercial heat treating experience has provided VAC AERO with a keen understanding of the design and performance of vacuum furnaces to meet end-users’ stringent requirements for durability, reliability, productivity and efficiency.
A pioneer in vacuum heat treating since 1959, VAC AERO is also one of the world’s largest subcontractor for processing landing gear components for global aerospace prime contractors. Other metallurgical services include specialized applications in vacuum heat treating, brazing and oil quenching, plasma and HVOF spray coatings, inorganic paint and pack coatings as well as grinding.
VAC AERO operates production facilities in Canada, Poland and India and has world-wide sales representation. VAC AERO is accredited to NADCAP and AS9100B standards for heat treating, welding and tensile testing and holds numerous customer approvals from major aerospace prime contractors.
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