SECO/WARWICK to Supply Vacuum Furnace to Chinese Aviation Firm
One of the leading Chinese aviation companies has announced cooperation with SECO/WARWICK and placed an order for a Vector vacuum furnace for carburizing and gas quenching. The furnace will be used for the manufacture of hydraulic pump components and other machinery. The vacuum furnace ordered by the aviation company will be used mostly for gas quenching parts sensitive to hardening deformations made from such types of steel as tool steel, stainless steel, structural steel, bearing steel or high-speed steel. The device designed by SECO/WARWICK plans to feature the LPC option, which will be used for vacuum carburizing.
FineCarb and PreNitLPC are modern and economical methods for low pressure carburizing. By dosing a nitrogen medium during the controlled heating stage, the carburizing process can be performed under higher temperatures (1000°C and more) while ensuring the small-grain structure of the processed layer. This technology enables savings of process costs by shortening the carburizing cycle and reducing the consumption of process gases.