GPCMA/174 Retort Furnace for Powder Metallurgy & Additive Manufacturing

CARBOLITE GERO’s GPCMA/174 Retort Furnace is suitable for a variety of laboratory, pilot scale and industrial applications which require heat treatments up to 1150oC. Designed with a modified inert atmosphere for annealing and sintering of Additive Manufacturing applications it can be optionally fitted for compliance to AMS 2750E Class 1 (+/-3C) and can also be equipped with Instrumentation type A, B, C or D.

The 174 litre General Purpose Chamber Furnace with a Modified Atmosphere [GPCMA/174] reduces O2 levels to below 30ppm ensuring a perfect finish to the final part; has a swing door for ease of loading & unloading; continually monitors inert gas flow volumes and has forced cooling for faster cycle times. With unrivalled uniform temperature distribution and gas tightness (ensuring minimal usage of expensive gases) at high temperatures, a DMLS ‘impossible part’ can be annealed to ensure the final uncontaminated product acquires the correct metallurgical composition with all stresses removed.

This Furnace is ideal for those involved in rapid prototyping, manufacturing one-offs or small batches using the DMLS Additive Manufacturing process our solution is affordable and delivers outstanding results. It is therefore a perfect match for applications which call for a single platform furnace and which small volume requirements for one-off components.

Other models in the range are the GPCMA/37, GPCMA/56, GPCMA/117, GPCMA/208 & GPCMA/245.

Carbolite Gero (part of Verder Scientific) produces a wide range of heat treatment equipment and high temperature systems from 30 °C to 3000 °C. The product range comprises laboratory-scale systems for research and development but also large-scale production plants.