LOS ANGELES Solar
Manufacturing Inc. has received a furnace order from aerospace
gear manufacturer Aero Gear Inc.
Souderton, Pa.-based Solar will
supply Aero Gear with a vacuum carburizing furnace that will be
used for a variety of gears for both the commercial and
military aerospace industries. Carburizing is a heat-treatment
process that results in a wear-resistant surface that maintains
strength and toughness.
The price of the new furnace
The furnaces heating
elements will consist of curved graphite that allows for a
maximum operating temperature of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Its
work zone will be 24 inches wide by 24 inches high and 36
inches deep, with a hearth than can accommodate a 1,000-pound
Windsor, Conn.-based Aero Gear
supplies drive system design, manufacturing and assembly for
the aerospace industry; its products range from individual
spiral bevel gears to complete gearbox assemblies.