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Customer Listing by Product - Alphabetic Customer List

FURNACES

AIR FURNACES

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Air Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to 1200°C in a tube furnace, down into a flowing air quench zone.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Microscopic droplet air Imaging Furnace, with Sample Image of a 4 mm diameter screw head at 600°C with optical filtering.

HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE

JSC "Svetlana-Optoelectronica," Saint-Petersburg, Russia - Tungsten coil furnace.

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL - Inert Gas High Temperature Furnace. Tungsten coil furnace with tungsten heat shields for high temperature temperature calibration experiments.

FAST FURNACE

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

VACUUM FURNACES

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, PA, - Getter Furnace - Vacuum Furnace that eliminates specific gases from an ultra high vacuum environment through a heated gettering material.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench High Temperature Furnace - Drops a vertically suspended sample heated up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into an oil quench bath.

INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico, Catania, Italy - 1500°C Vacuum Pedestal Furnace

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Laboratory of Laser Photochemistry, Bucharest, Romania - High Vacuum, 1200°C Furnace System.

Total Friction Management LLC, Violaw, ID - 1600°C Vacuum Furnace

VACUUM/ANY GAS FURNACE

Detector Electronics Corporation, Bloomington, MN - 2-zone, 1000°C alumina Tube Furnace operating under vacuum or any gas with an insulated Trolley to move parts into the furnace and between zones.

Etalim, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1200°C vacuum tube furnace.

Coolescence, LLC, Boulder, CO - Basic 1200°C Vacuum Tube Furnace fitted to KF50 standard vacuum flanges.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Culham, England - Double walled 1200°C Vacuum/Gas Furnace to treat radioactive gases.

Walter Schottky Institute, Garching, Germany - Vacuum/Gas Furnace with air lock for heat treating materials in toxic gases.

HIGH TEMPERATURE VACUUM/INERT GAS FURNACES

Blue Square Energy, North East, MD - 2-Zone Silicon Refining Furnace operating at 1500°C.

CINVESTAV-IPN, Col.San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico DF - 1200°C Vacuum/Gas Furnace fitted to conflat flanges, designed for high vacuum operation.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into a oil quench bath.

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Temperature Inert Gas Imaging Furnace - Provides imaging access to an inert gas environment up to 1450°C through a sapphire tube. The furnace gas isolation tube is made from a alumina/sapphire tube sandwich. Also shown is the sample holder tube and airlock apparatus at the top.

DOE/NETL, Morgantown, WV

JSC "Svetlana-Optoelectronica," Saint-Petersburg, Russia - High Temperature Tube Furnace for treating materials under special gas atmospheres.

MTI Corp., Richmond, CA - 2000°C metal hot zone furnace.

NASA Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, FL - 1500°C Vacuum/Inert Gas Furnace.

Syracuse Orthopedic, Syracuse, NY - Used Metal Hot Zone Furnace operating to 2000°C. The unique aspect of this apparatus is its self contained cooling system - no external cooling water required!

University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX - 1600°C Vacuum/Inert Gas Furnace.

University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia - High Vacuum 1600°C Furnace

HIGH TEMPERATURE MINIFURNACE

Apel Laser s.r.l., Bucharest, Romania

Bandung Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Bandung, Indonesia

Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

TIAX Inc., Cambridge, MA - Low cost, 1800°C Vacuum Minifurnace, complete operating apparatus shown; the minifurnace is contained within a 6" long conflat tube.

University of Bristol, Bristol, England

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Pressure, High Temperature Furnace - Furnace system for materials studies up to 1800°C and 2300 psig/150 atm.

IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Sporian Microsystems Inc., Lafayette, CO - 1,000 psi, 1600°C tube furnace.

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

SPECIALTY FURNACES (alphabetically)

FAST FURNACES

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic - Any gas Vacuum/Gas Furnace where the heated sample can be rapidly inserted into or withdrawn from a 1200°C maximum environment.

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM - Fast Furnace with sample temperature monitoring.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

FULLY TRANSPARENT FURNACE

DANA Canada Corp., Oakville, Ontario, Canada - 700°C Fully Transparent Furnace during test operation.

DOE/NETL, Morgantown, WV - 1000°C Fully Transparent Furnace operating.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM - Multizone Fully Transparent Furnace setup.

TFDesign(Pty) Ltd, Matieland, Republic of South Africa - Fully Transparent Furnace, to 700°C.

University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX - long gradient furnace 350°C maximum

MULTIZONE HIGH TEMPERATURE TRANSPARENT FURNACE 1200°C

General Electric China, Shanghai, China - Vertical, 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace.

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace with crystal growth very low speed Traverser.

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan - 3 zone, gold coated tube operating 1200°C Transparent Furnace.

MULTIZONE AIR TRANSPARENT FURNACE 900°C

General Electric China, Shanghai, China - Vertical, 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace.

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea 3-zone gold coated tube 1200°C Transparent Furnace with crystal growth very low speed Traverser.

University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN - 2-zone vertical, air furnace, gold coated tube 900°C (2)

University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN - 3 zone, gold coated tube operating 1200°C Transparent Furnace

SINGLE ZONE TRANSPARENT FURNACE

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Shanghai, P. R. China - single zone, air gold coated tube furnace 850°C

Stanford University, CA

Qingdao Sunred Equipment Manufacture Co, Qingdao, China - single zone, air gold coated tube furnace 850°C

MATERIALS HEAT TREATING FURNACES

Spanish National Research Council, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain - Microsphere Condensation Flow Furnace

GETTER FURNACE

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, PA, - Getter Furnace - Vacuum Furnace that eliminates specific gases from an ultra high vacuum environment through a heated gettering material.

IMAGING FURNACE

Clemson University, SC - Microscopic droplet air Imaging Furnace, with Sample Image of a 4 mm diameter screw head at 600°C with optical filtering.

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - High Temperature Inert Gas Imaging Furnace - Provides imaging access to an inert gas environment up to 1450°C through a sapphire tube.

MIRROR FURNACE

Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Controlled, High Heating Rate Furnace using mirror radiant heat focusing of high power lamps and a special, ultra-fast temperature controller to achieve >30°C per second linear heating rates.

POWDER REDUCTION TRANSPARENT FURNACE

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, 1100°C Transparent Furnace for reduction of lunar stimulant powder.

QUENCH FURNACES

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Air Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to 1200°C in a tube furnace, down into a flowing air quench zone.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC - Oil Quench Furnace - Quickly drops a vertically suspended sample heated to up to 1800°C in a tube furnace, down into a oil quench bath.

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada - Quench Furnace

SHAKER FURNACE

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, OH - Vibration Test Furnace System (image shows the vacuum chamber/furnace enclosure - large shaker unit placed below this) to test electronics at 1000°C in a variety of environmental conditions, including vacuum.

WINDOW FURNACE

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Visualization Furnace

FURNACE PARTS

STI, Sterling VA

HEATERS

INERT GAS PREHEATERS

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - 1200°C Low Flow Nitrogen Preheater

VIEWPORTS, OPTICAL CELLS, SAPPHIRE SYSTEMS

SAPPHIRE VIEWPORTS

Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL - High Vacuum 450°C Viewport.

CardioMEMS Inc., Atlanta, GA

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Core Laboratories, Houston, TX

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Mexico City, Mexico

Ion Heat Inc., Rionegro Antioquia

ITT, Roanoke, Va

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH - High temperature, elevated pressure Combustor Test Viewport

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD - Sapphire Viewports For A Venus Probe

PTC, Princeton, NJ - High pressure Sapphire Viewport with explosion shield.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - TvU record setting High Pressure Viewport - Tested at 62,500 psi (4,250 atm)! Testing Fixture

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

University of California Davis, Davis, CA

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

ENDOSCOPE PROTECTOR

EnvirOptics, Lansdale, PA. Gas Cooled Endoscope shell with sapphire window, rated 1000°C.

HIGH PRESSURE MODERATE TEMPERATURE OPTICAL CELL

Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Inexpensive High Pressure Moderate Temperature Optical Cell

Schlumberger, Sugarland, TX

SOCON Sonar Control, Kavernenvermessung GmbH, Giesen OT Emmerke, Germany

TSI Inc., Irvine, CA

University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

HIGH TEMPERATURE LOW PRESSURE OPTICAL CELL

University of Paris, Paris, France - Cesium Optical Cell assembled 1000°C high vacuum cesium optical cell and vacuum system.

SAPPHIRE SYSTEMS

NASA Glenn Sapphire Windows, OH

OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (Alphabetically)

GOLD COATING

D-Star Engineering, Shelton, CT - Specialty gold coated IR Reflecting Nozzle.

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

Synrad, Inc., Mukilteo, WA

Yale University, New Haven, CT

HEAT TREATING SERVICES

Advanced Fuel Research, East Hartford, CT

Nitto Denko Corp., Oceanside, CA

SABIC Technology Center, Sugar Land, TX - High Temperature Inert Gas Fast Quench Experiments

Xtent Inc., Menlo Park, CA

HIGH TEMPERATURE EQUIPMENT

ICRC, Alexandria, VA

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

NASA Ames Research Center, Cleveland, OH - Low Pressure Camera Modification for the Space Shuttle back to flight program.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN - harsh environment remote fiber imager

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI - high temperature sapphire bonded tubes

FURNACE PARTS

STI, Sterling, VA 20164

Rainbow Technology Corp. Taoyuan County 330, Taiwan - special order molybdenum crucible.

VACUUM SYSTEM

Radyne Corp., Milwaukee, WI - Gold coated Visualization Vacuum Chamber for induction heating tests.

VACUUM STATION

Stabro Laboratories, Hill AFB, UT - General purpose diffusion pumped Vacuum Station.

Lohnstar Optics Inc., Escondido, CA

VACUUM EQUIPMENT

Etalim, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada - diffusion pump system associated with their furnace.

Materion, Inc., Buffalo, NY - vacuum adapter and components for a tube furnace.

SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY - refurbished dead high temperature vacuum furnace for use.

University of Paris, Paris, France - assembled 1000°C high vacuum cesium optical cell and vacuum system.

Numerous vacuum system components for rough pumped low vacuum and diffusion pumped high vacuum systems

VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar - Flame Inspection Chamber

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Micromaterials, Tampa, FL - Fiber Optic Chemical Sensor

CONSULTING

Alfred University, Alfred, NY - Design and testing of high temperature optical furnace

Apple, Inc., Cupertino, CA - Sapphire Consulting

Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, Pasadena, CA - Optics Consulting

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - Optics Consulting

Go Beyond Consulting Inc., St. John's, NL, Canada - Sapphire Window Consulting

Hydrogen Source, South Windsor, CT - Specialty Equipment Repair

Ion Heat Inc., Rionegro Antioquia, Colombia - Sapphire Viewport Consulting

Materion, Inc., Buffalo, NY - Vacuum Furnace Design

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN - Sapphire Window Consulting

Sulis Subsea, Mount Pearl, NL, Canada

RESEARCH

3-E Laboratories, Lansdale, PA - Proprietary

Advanced Fuel Research, East Hartford, CT - Proprietary

Advanced Materials Laboratory, Inc., Concord, MA - Materials Consulting Services

Aerodyne, Billerica, MA - Endoscope Design

Air Force, AFOSR - Solid Hydrogen Propulsion, Sapphire Fiber Cladding

Astrium GmbH, Space Infrastructure Division, Friedrichshafen, Germany - Sapphire Fiber Research

Baker Atlas, Houston, TX - High Pressure Apparatus Design

Consarc, Rancocas, NJ - Proprietary

Department of Energy, Washington, DC - Sapphire Microwave Windows

Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC - High Intensity Runway Inset Flasher

DENSPLY Ceramco, Burlington, NJ - Proprietary

EnvirOptics, Inc., Montgomeryville, PA - Proprietary

Exxon-Mobil Upstream, Houston, TX - Shale Oil Research

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL - Oxygen Electrolysis Apparatus - Lunar ISRU

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - Optical R&D Services

Harry Miller Company, Boston, MA - Proprietary

Luxim Corp, Venice, CA - Proprietary

Innovative Energy, St. Charles, MO - Proprietary

National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., Titanium MIM Binder, Acoustically Enhanced Droplet Heat Exchangers

NASA

.......Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA - High Altitude UAV Droplet Heat Exchanger

.......Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH - 1200°C Transparent Furnace

.......Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH - High Temperature Fiber Optic Imaging Apparatus

.......Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD - Extreme Environment Ceramic-To-Metal Seal

.......Langley Researh Center, Norfolk, VA - High Temperature Imaging Systems

.......Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL - Solid Hydrogen Fueled Scramjets

Controlled Crystal Growth Using Auxiliary Optical Heating and Optical Diagnostics

Low Mass, Low Power, Low Cost Space Furnace

High Efficiency Solar Furnace Core

Lunar Rock Processing for Oxygen

Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Oak Ridge, TN - Microwave Energy in Internal Combustion Engines

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ High Temperature (1400°C) Sapphire to Alumina Seal

StratXX Holding AG, Walchwil, Switzerland - Balloon design

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL - Fiber research

Yale University, New Haven, CT - Ceramic Bonding

Alphabetical Customer List by Organization:

II-VI Inc., Saxonburg, PA

3-E Laboratories, Lansdale, PA now EnvirOptics (Montgomeryville, PA)

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic

Advanced Fuel Research, East Hartford, CT

Advanced Materials Laboratory, Inc., Concord, MA 

Aerodyne Inc., Billerica, MA

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Apel Laser s.r.l., Bucharest, Romania

Apple, Inc., Cupertino, CA

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Astrium GmbH, Space Infrastructure Division, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Bionetics Corp., Clearfield, UT

Bandung Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Bandung, Indonesia

Blue Square Energy, North East, MD

CardioMEMS, Inc., Atlanta, GA

CINVESTAV-IPN, Col.San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico DF

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Coolescence, LLC, Boulder, CO

Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CONSARC Corporation, Rancocas, NJ

Core Laboratories, Houston, TX

D-Star Engineering, Shelton, CT

DANA Canada Corp., Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Detector Electronics Corporation, Bloomington, MN

DOE/NETL, Morgantown, WV

Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, Pasadena, CA

Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, IN

EnvirOptics, Inc., Montgomeryville, PA

Etalim, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Exxon-Mobil Upstream, Houston, TX

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

General Electric China, Shanghai, China

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Go Beyond Consulting Inc., St. John's, NL, Canada

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

Hydrogen Source, South Windsor, CT 

ICRC, Alexandria, VA

IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Ion Heat Inc., Rionegro Antioquia, Columbia

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Mexico City, Mexico

INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico, Catania, Italy

International Atomic Energy Agency, Culham, England

ITT, Roanoke, Va

JSC Svetlana-Optoelectronica, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kyungpook University, Daegu, Korea

Lohnstar Optics, Escondido, CA 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Materion, Inc., Buffalo, NY

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Meller Optics, Providence, RI

Micromaterials, Tampa, FL

MTI Corp., Richmond, CA

Mott Corp., Farmington, CT 

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

NASA Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, FL

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

National Commission of Atomic Energy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy, Morgantown, West Virginia

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Laboratory of Laser Photochemistry, Bucharest, Romania

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Nitto Denko Corp., Oceanside, CA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Qingdao Sunred Equipment Manufacture Co, Qingdao, China

Radyne Corp., Milwaukee, WI

Rainbow Technology Corp., Taoyuan County 330, Taiwan

SABIC Technology Center, Sugar Land, TX

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

Schlumberger, Sugarland, TX

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Shanghai, P. R. China

SOCON Sonar Control, Kavernenvermessung GmbH, Giesen OT Emmerke, Germany

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Spanish National Research Council, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Sporian Microsystems Inc., Lafayette, CO

Stabro Laboratories, Hill AFB, UT

Stanford University, CA

Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

STI, Sterling, VA

StratXX Holding AG, Walchwil, Switzerland

Sulis Subsea, Mount Pearl, NL, Canada

SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Synrad, Inc., Mukilteo, WA

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 

TFDesign (Pty) Ltd, Matieland, Republic of South Africa

TIAX Inc., Cambridge, MA

Total Friction Management LLC, Violaw, ID

TSI Inc., Irvine, CA

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Bristol, Bristol, England

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

University of California Davis, Davis, CA

University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

University of Paris, Paris, France

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX

University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Walter Schottky Institut, Garching, Germany

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Xtent Inc., Menlo Park, CA

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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