SECO/Warwick Provides Furnace for Precision Manufacturing Institute
May 1, 2006—SECO/Warwick provided Meadville, PA-based Precision Manufacturing Institute with a Universal HPQ furnace for carburizing in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell in the institutes recently opened $4.5 million, 32,000-square-foot training facility.
The furnace is equipped with a low-pressure vacuum carburizing cycle that has been developed for commercial heat treating, high wear parts and tool and die. In addition, the control system allows for fully automated operation.
Janusz Kowalewski, SECO/Warwicks vice president of vacuum systems, stated, "We are pleased to offer advanced vacuum heat treating technology both to the students at PMI and the local manufacturing community in order to demonstrate the superior metallurgical results and quality that can be produced through fully automated vacuum furnace processes. We are looking forward to working with PMI to develop the best manufacturing training center in the U.S."