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3D Additive
ECM Technologies excels in advanced medical, aeronautical, and automotive industries requiring post additive manufacturing treatments with our dedicated vacuum furnaces. With a strong background and experience in vacuum, controlled atmospheres and heat treatments, ECM is a first class partner responding to these high tech industries. Learn More
Brazing
Temperature homogeneity and the absence of oxygen ensure the full mechanical integrity of treated parts and oxidation sensitive assembly at high temperature when using an ECM vacuum furnace for brazing. Our solutions are apt to adapt to different atmospheres and required thermal profiles (heating speed, maintaining time, cooling speed). Learn More
Low Pressure Vacuum Carburizing (LPC)
Low pressure carburizing (LPC), also known as vacuum carburizing or vacuum case hardening, is achieved under vacuum, in an ECM vacuum furnace. Learn More
Low Pressure Vacuum Carbonitriding (LPCN)
Low pressure carbonitriding (LPCN) is a thermo-chemical surface treatment in which nitrogen interacts with carbon during superficial surface fixing, inward diffusion, and hardening using quenching. Learn More
Deposition
The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process allows the creation of a deposit on the surface of mechanical parts to protect from oxidation and corrosion. Frequently used in aeronautics, this protective coating is typically applied to a reactors’ turbines blades which run at very high temperatures and in a very oxidizing atmosphere. Learn More
MIM Processing
The Metal Injection Molding process combines the design flexibility of Plastic Injection Molding with the strength and integrity of wrought metals to offer cost-effective solutions for highly complex part geometries. The MIM process is typically explained as four unique processing steps to produce a final part. Learn More
Nitriding
Typically carried out at 450 to 520°C, nitriding is generally considered a lengthy process (depending on the case depth requirements) which can take from 4 to 60 hours or more.  The number of parts (mass of the load) may affect how long it takes the furnace to get up to the required temperature but does not affect nitriding soak time. Learn More
Nuclear
Heat treat markets in the nuclear industry are often focused around the instances of dismantling nuclear plants and the conditioning or managing of nuclear waste. Our vacuum furnaces are typically involved in the fuel manufacturing process derived from these ventures. Learn More
Photovoltaic
Now with 30 years of experience in silicon crystallization for the photovoltaic industry, ECM Technologies’ industrial vocation and passion for high-tech thermal applications naturally evolved into developing polycrystalline and quasi-mono (CrystalMax®) growth equipment, such as ECM’s silicon melting PV 600 furnace. Learn More
Quenching
ECM understands the importance of a versatile system to adhere to your specific process specifications. Therefore, you have the option of oil or gas quenching in our low pressure vacuum furnaces. ECM quenching cells have been strategically developed based on thorough part analysis and confirmed by conclusive trial verification. With this analysis, ECM quenching turbines have been engineered and designed with the support of expert partners in the field of aeronautical turbines calculations. Learn More
Rapid Thermal Processing & Annealing (RTP/RTA)
Rapid thermal processing or rapid thermal annealing (RTP/RTA) is a semiconductor manufacturing process which provides a way to rapidly heat samples to high temperatures (~200-1300°C with ramp rates typically 20-200°C/sec) in order to perform short processes on a timescale of a few minutes maximum. Learn More
Heat Treatment Robotics
ECM Group's robotics division has the capability to integrate and manage a variety of robots for a wide range of applications. Our experienced service team ensures the successful integration of robots in your production lines. Learn More
Sintering
Utilizing vacuum furnaces for sintering within the powder metallurgy industry eliminates the commonly adhered restrictions of conveyor furnaces. Parts can moreover be sintered at high temperatures with perfect control over the sintering atmosphere, and the absence of oxygen allows to sinter shades that are very sensitive to oxidation. In reference to gas quenching, this type of furnace allows the cool down of pieces in a manner that is significantly faster than conveyor furnaces. Learn More
Tempering
ECM vacuum tempering furnaces are used for high-speed and alloy steels to produce a scale-free finish. Tempering is almost always required after hardening to reduce the hardness (and brittleness) of the treated material to a desirable level - both in an atmosphere and vacuum furnace. Learn More
Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM/VAR)
ECM vacuum induction melting furnaces are designed to develop new materials for melting metal alloys, glass, silica, and refractory & oxidizing materials requiring high temperatures. Applications include laboratory, research & development (R&D) center needs to industrial and localized foundries with scale-able, modular solutions. They are also adaptable to investment programs. Learn More
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