Ipsen USA’s Vacuum Technology Excellence Center has reportedly surpassed its record 2018 pre-pandemic equipment sales pace during the first five months of 2021. While standard furnace sales have steadily recovered since late 2020, the furnace manufacturer cites a spike in the purchase of special equipment, including debind & sinter furnaces, vacuum aluminium brazers, units with oversized work zones, and high quench pressure furnaces.
“Most of these projects have been in development for many months, some for years, and as the global economy showed early signs of recovery, many customers were anxious to act on their overdue investment plans,” stated Patrick McKenna, Ipsen USA president and CEO.
Despite varying degrees of uncertainty across segments of the heat treat market, a diverse product portfolio has helped bolster Ipsen’s global position as a provider of thermal processing equipment and related services. Recent orders include contracts from Asia, Canada and the United States, across industries such as Additive Manufacturing, aerospace, commercial heat treating and medical.