The VFS® Model VDS Furnace Debinds And Sinters In One Cycle, One Furnace

The VFS® model VDS incorporates a unique dual vacuum pump design that combines two processing steps - debinding and sintering - into a single cycle in one furnace, without contamination of the components, the furnace chamber or the hot zone.

Sintering Part Applications

Several industries rely on sintered parts and components including:

  • Medical parts, particularly implants
  • Automotive - Power transmissions, gears & sprockets, camshafts, diesel particulate filter and valve seats
  • Tools - Screwdrivers, drills, cutting/grinding tools

Standard Furnace Features

The VFS vacuum debinding and sintering furnace is packed with features for fast and effective applications. These include:

  • Choice of graphite or all-metal hot zone
  • High Sintering Temperature of up to 3000°F (1648°C)
  • Vacuum levels to 10-6 Torr (8x10-5 mbar)
  • Partial pressure with argon, nitrogen or hydrogen for debinding
  • Partial pressure range of 50 to 1000 microns (to 650 Torr, 866 mbar, with argon/nitrogen)
  • Fast cooling of up to 2 bar
  • Binder removal system
  • Burn-off system provided for safe handling of any flammable by-products

Standard Work Zone Size

  • 10" (254 mm) high x 10" (254 mm) wide x 18" (457 mm) deep
  • Up to 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • 36" (914 mm) high x 30" (762 mm) wide x 48" (1219 mm) deep
  • Up to 3,500 lbs (1,590 kg)
  • Special sizes available on request

Compuvac® Control System

Our advanced user-friendly Compuvac control system allows you the flexibility to perform many functions including:

  • Process variable monitoring
  • Alarm display and alerts
  • Recipe development and storage for repeatable results
  • In-process recipe editing programmable heating and cooling events
  • Preventative maintenance and diagnostics
  • DigiTrim® heat zone control
  • Real-time and historical trending
  • Process cycle reporting

To discuss your vacuum furnace requirements, contact Mark Heninger, Director of Equipment Sales.

Download the VDS Brochure (PDF)