This includes multiple furnaces to Dynacast International for its new Metal Injection Moulding Operation.

Dynacast is a global manufacturer headquartered in Charlotte, NC. In February 2013 the company said that it would be adding Metal Injection Moulding to its service offering. The addition of MIM as a manufacturing process means that Dynacast will expand its ability to produce small, complex components using a wider variety of metals, strengthening its commitment to producing higher quality, precision engineered components for its customers.

Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI) has over 30 years of MIM furnace building experience. Its new business is comprised of a smaller research-sized unit designed with a 2 cu ft hot zone (1×12×24) and a larger production size unit at 9 cu ft with an 18×18×48 size hot zone. Other sizes are also available.

CVI adds that the new MIM-Vac M (modular design) has a number of design improvements including advanced molybdenum hot zones with ‘wide-flow’ gas-plenum retorts using Sweepgas™ technology for consistent gas flow dynamics over all parts. It has a compact furnace layout with construction on a structural steel base for fast installation and easy hookup of all utilities, yet provides full access to major components for ease of maintenance, with no cumbersome panels to remove.

A dry mechanical pumping system with CVI's proprietary T/P (trap-over-pot) binder condensing trap provides clean and efficient handling of MIM binders with a second large trap after the vacuum pump for improved process cleanliness. The use of advanced molybdenum alloys (lanthanated moly and TZM) in the hot zone and retort offers excellent creep resistance, higher recrystallisation temperatures, and longer service life. CVI adss that removable and replaceable plenum sections keep retort replacement costs to a minimum. All systems include a flexible HMI design with CE certification. All MIM-Vac™ furnaces offer temperature uniformity better than +/- 5°C, and operate in partial pressures from 10 torr up to 750 torr of argon, nitrogen or hydrogen gas using mass flow controllers for automated control.