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Annealed Glass

Untreated glass is brittle and can break easily and sometimes spontaneously. The process of annealing glass strengthens it, making the glass less likely to break. This article will answer the question, “What is annealed glass?” We’ll also look at the process of glass annealing and its benefits.

Freshly manufactured ceramic products

Ceramic manufacturing has come a long way since humanity made pottery using clay and other materials. While the technology has advanced, the ceramics manufacturing process has evolved with it to create modern materials used in everything from pottery, wall tiles and building materials to circuit boards and industrial ceramics products. In this article, we discuss the standard process of making ceramics using a number of different production techniques and equipment. From sintering at high temperatures to slip casting, let’s talk about the modern manufacturing process of ceramics.

A 3D Printer

The 3D metal printing process can open doors to a new world of manufacturing capabilities for both technology and business. Sintered 3D printing minimizes tooling costs, dramatically reduces the cost per part and provides geometric freedom only possible with additive manufacturing processes. Additionally, 3D metal printing has improved automation, as printers can produce parts automatically from CAD design files. As one of the most heavily invested and fastest-growing technologies in the manufacturing industry, leading manufacturers are already using the 3D metal printing process to rapidly prototype and print parts on-demand to great success.

The Growing Role of the Vacuum Sintering Furnace in Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) is the industrial production name for 3D printing. The addition of a vacuum sintering furnace or dry oven to the AM process has allowed for the 3D metal printing of parts and prototypes that are cost-effective and accessible. Read on to […]

What Is The Sintering Process? Powder sintering is a manufacturing process that has been in use since the Industrial Revolution. Powder metallurgy is closely related to the ceramic sintering process, as both utilize a base powder component and apply heat to produce a hard, solid part. In this article we discuss the sintering process as […]

Six Advantages of Powder Metallurgy As a continually and rapidly evolving technology, powder metallurgy offers a wide range of benefits compared to other manufacturing processes like forging or machining. Chief among these is the flexibility and creativity the process affords. Read on to learn more about the advantages of powder metallurgy and the sintering process. […]

Sintering vs. Melting Sintering and melting are often used interchangeably, despite significant differences between the two processes, both in how they operate and what they achieve. The description “hot vs. hotter” is sometimes used to distinguish between sintering and melting, but there’s more to it than that. It’s essential to know the distinctions of sintering […]

Furnace Manufacturing

Pictures at the Sentro Tech Facility Here are a few recent photos that were taken of Sentro Tech employees at our Ohio manufacturing facility. We are proud to provide the best service and products in the high-temperature processing industry!  

SentroTech Corp. has developed the STR- 1600C, a new rapid heating furnace that heats to 1500 degrees Celsius in just 15 minutes. With a max ramping rate of 100 degrees Celsius per minute, the STR- 1600C laboratory furnace allows for rapid heating under vacuum and controlled atmosphere. All of SentroTech’s rapid heating furnaces are designed […]

Sentro Tech Expansion to a New Premise May 14, 2012 — Every media outlet is crammed full with stories on how the recession continues to hit businesses. Countless companies are going out of businesses everyday and even major corporations are downsizing. It seems good economic news is hard to find. One bright light on the […]