Welding, machining, milling, and cold working all induce stresses within materials. These stresses will cause unstable dimensional control downstream if not relieved thermally. Vacuum metal stress relieving is normally performed after rough machining, prior to final machining. Solar’s vacuum metal stress relieving produces bright, clean surface finishes, therefore often the part is stress relieved in a near net shape.
State of the art vacuum furnaces from lab-sized to 48 feet long and 150,000 pound load capacity
Inert gas backfilling to keep parts bright
Operating temperatures up to 3,600°F to within ±10°F
Load sensor capabilities up to 48 thermocouples
Advanced microprocessor controls for repeatability
Patented load car design for both heavy loads and part stability