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9 Apr

Quality Materials Testing Furnaces For Optimum Performance

Quality Materials Testing Furnaces for Optimum Performance… Materials testing furnaces are considered an important piece of equipment that is frequently used in a wide range of industrial and even scientific applications. In most instances this type of furnace can operate at temperatures up to and in some cases even exceeding 1800°C. One of the best […]

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6 Apr

Do you know “Robocasting”?

Do you know “Robocasting”? Robocasting Enterprises, LLC was born out of the Technology Transfer program at Sandia National Laboratories. The company uses the technique called “robocasting” – 3D printing via particulate pastes – created by former Sandia research scientist and company founder, Dr. Joe Cesarano III. Their products include ceramic and composite components, often involving […]

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1 Apr

Meltdown! Beware of Manual Mode Operation

Dangers of manual mode furnace operation… Your high temperature lab furnace system was supplied with a programmable temperature controller which allows you to input numerous programs with various segments such as “ramp”, “soak”, and “repeat”. You can then, for example, select program #1 for product #1 and walk away, free of the need to monitor […]

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20 Feb

Deltech Furnaces mourns the loss of our founder

Deltech Furnaces mourns the loss of our founder, Calvin L. Stevenson. Calvin L. Stevenson served as Deltech’s Chairman of the Board and Technical Director until his death on February 16, 2016. Born August 2nd, 1930 in Anaconda, Montana to Calvin Stevenson and Olga Miller Stevenson.  He died on February 16, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, his […]

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22 Jan

“Cowboy Up!”

Cowboy up! “Cowboy up!” Just one of the many wise, witty, and too-the-point pieces of advice for plant managers that can be found in the book “On The Plant Floor”. Written by Bryan D. Geary and Carlton F. Sorrell of OPF Enterprises based in Missoula, Montana, the book is aimed at “both the inexperienced new […]

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25 Jun

Why The Ceramic And Glass Industry Is A Great Career Path Today

Careers in Ceramics and Glass From a technology and science perspective there has perhaps never been a better time to be involved to some degree in the ceramic and glass industry. Bright young minds with an abundance of creativity and scientific wherewithal are increasingly being drawn to this important industry and all that it offers. […]

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4 Apr

Deltech Furnaces: SBDC Success Story

Deltech Furnaces is now an  SBDC success story! The Small Business Development Center is one of the best places that is unknown to most small business owners. From the North Metro Denver center website: The SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state, and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to […]

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31 Mar

Deltech furnace used to fire Boeing CMC Nozzle for CLEEN Project

The Deltech furnace used to fire a CMC (Ceramic Matrix Composite) nozzle designed by Boeing and built by ATK affiliate COI Ceramics has an interesting history. It started out as the largest furnace Deltech had ever built: a custom top hat model furnace featuring a 10 foot in diameter x 3 foot high workspace. It was purchased […]

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8 Jan

Introduction to Deltech Furnaces Resistance Heating Systems

Following is a brief introduction to how the main components of a Deltech Furnaces resistance heating system work together. The main components are the (1) control system, including the temperature controller and control thermocouple; power control system (including SCR power controller, current transformer, and ammeter); transformer; and overtemperature protection circuit (including a limit controller, contactor, […]

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5 Dec

Fusion – the future of power controllers

Our Engineering Manager just introduced me to the newest generation of SCR power controllers manufactured by our longtime supplier partner, Control Concepts. These software driven instruments precisely control the amount of power going to the molydisilicide heating elements in Deltech furnace systems. Molydisilicide elements have zero resistance on startup, so amperage must be carefully controlled […]

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All Deltech furnace systems are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A, and shipped and installed worldwide.