By Kari Williamson

Thermal Technology, which manufactures vacuum and high temperature furnace systems, built, installed and commissioned the hot press for a Northern California company to produce large powder metallurgy semiconductor materials.

The hot press, Model HP500-242424G, offers a large usable work space with a four-side heated graphite hot zone rated to 1800°C, and operates in an inert gas, vacuum or partial pressure environment.

The system offers precision force control and displacement measurement with accuracy of better than 0.5% of reading, the company states.

“This high force system offers production-scale capacity with precision control and repeatable performance,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology President and CEO.

“The HP500-242424G provides upgraded force and atmosphere controls which present the customer with unique processing capabilities leading to new material development possibilities.”