Applications

 

 

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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