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High Temperature Carbon Free Hydrogen/Vacuum Furance

This High Temperature Carbon Free Hydrogen/Vacuum Furancecontains a 1 cubic foot (28l) usable zone capable of temperatures up to 2200°C and can be equipped with numerous options.

The unit shown features a turbo system and our HMI computer interface package. Other options include operation in Hydrogen, diffusion and cryogenic pumping systems, a heat exchanger for rapid cooling in gas, pyrometer, etc. We customize our furnaces to your specific needs.

The hot zone features tungsten rod or mesh heating elements, ensuring excellent uniformity and longevity.

This furnace comes equipped with an intuitive and easy-to-use computer interface, allowing fully automated runs. It provides Data acquisition, display and logging of alarms, unlimited recipe profiles for temperature control, security, configuration settings, etc. The PC is an industrial flat panel PC mounted in the control console and is built to withstand harsh environments.


Technical specifications:

• Maximum 2200°C (4000 °F)

• 12″ x 12″ x 12″ (305 mm x 305 mm x 305 mm) usable hot zone

• Hydrogen, inert gas or vacuum atmosphere

• Excellent temperature uniformity

• Mesh or rod heating element

• Roughing, diffusion, turbo or cryo pumping system

• Optional heat exchanger for rapid cooling

• User-friendly HMI Computer Interface


3D Ceramic/Metal Printer (500W Laser)

The 3D Systems ProX DMP 300 is a high-performance, high-quality metal 3D printed part manufacturing system, offering reduced waste, greater production speeds, shorter set up times, dense metal parts, and the ability to produce complex assemblies as a single part. The ProX 300 offers a build volume of 250 x 250 x 300 mm, and features an automated material loading and recycling system. More than 15 materials are available for use, including stainless steels, superalloys, and some ceramics. A surface finish quality of up to 5 Ra μm is achievable, meaning less post-processing and less material usage.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


Hot Isostatic Press System AIP6-60H

The AIP6 -60H Hot Isostatic Press has consistently set the standard by which research systems are judged. Economical, safe, reliable, and capable. When you combine advanced computer control, superior furnace design, simple operation and AIP support you have a combination that can not be rivalled.


FURNACES: Fe, Mo, C, Pt, W

DIAMETER x LENGTH: 3”/75 mm x 5”/125 mm

GASES: Ar, N, Ar-20% O

PRESSURE: 60,000 psi / 414 MPa

VESSEL: ASME U3 Threaded or Frame


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Machine

Technical Specifications

• Maximum sintering temperature: 2500°C

• Pressure System: Hydraulic Control System with a Proportional Relief Valve

• SPS Electrode:With Special Sealed Water Cooled System

• Water-Cooled Vacuum Chamber:Stainless Steel with Front Door, Vertical Cylinder, Bore 450mm Upper and Lower Split Water Cooled Vacuum Chamber, Bore 450mm


Radio Frequency (RF) Magnetron Sputtering Systems

Auto load lock co-sputter system

• Two Chambers: loading, co sputter transfer

• Substrate: 2''-6'' wafer or others

• Sputter Cathode: 4*2'' sputter cathodes

• Substrate heater: 300 to max 950°C

• Automatic Transfer


Gleeble 3500 Multifunctional Facility

The Gleeble 3500 is one of the most powerful and versatile materials processing facilities of its kind in the world, for investigating the thermal and mechanical behaviour of metals, alloys and metal-based composites (conducting materials).

The Gleeble® facility housed in this Laboratory was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC)-LIEF scheme, with additional support from Universities of New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland, Monash and Deakin. A wide range of materials and metallurgical experiments and simulations are possible in the facility, including:

Physical simulation of major industrial processes such as casting, multi-pass hot rolling, extrusion, forging, roll bonding, hot isostatic pressing, continuous strip annealing, resistance welding etc.;

Systematic studies of ambient- and elevated-temperature material properties including tensile and compressive strength, ductility, formability, creep, and

Investigations of fundamental phenomena including solidification, recovery and recrystallization (static & dynamic), work hardening and flow softening, precipitation reactions, high temperature oxidation etc.


Further details about the general capabilities of the Gleeble facility and some interesting case studies are available on the manufacturer’s official website: www.gleeble.com

Due to the multi-functionality of the Gleeble facility, which is capable of carrying out numerous types of tests, our services range from a complete training program for both internal and external users, thereby enabling them to be independent use of the machine, through to full technical support. The latter requires highly trained staff to carry out a specific testing program, unless an extended program of work requires individual training. We also provide advice for costing of experiments for grant applications.


For more information, please contact Doctor David Miskovic at d.miskovic@unsw.edu.au or +61 (2) 9385 0762, or Professor Michael Ferry at m.ferry@unsw.edu.au.