Solar Atmospheres and Neota develop MIM sintering partnership

June 1, 2021

The partnership between Neota and Solar Atmospheres of Western PA follows on from Solar Atmospheres’ acquisition of a MIM-capable vacuum furnace (Courtesy Solar Atmospheres of Western PA)

US companies Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Neota Product Solutions, Loveland, Colorado, have announced the development of an exclusive sintering partnership. Neota provides comprehensive Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) solutions from earliest stage prototyping to full-scale manufacturing.

Working together with Solar, the company has been working to develop and optimise sintering profiles to ensure the production of parts with near 100% density whilst maintaining the tight tolerances required in precision components.

Jason Osborne, president of Neota stated, “Solar has been a class-act organisation and has been instrumental in the aggressive growth of our company.” Collaborating with Solar Manufacturing, the vacuum furnace production arm of the Solar family, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA recently acquired a vacuum furnace engineered to handle MIM production. The furnace has a work zone of 91 cm x 91 cm x 122 cm and a load capacity of up to 1,360 kg.

“We have sincerely enjoyed our relationship with the Neota team,” stated Bob Hill, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA president. “As MIM industry experts, they know what they ultimately want in a finished part. As vacuum thermal processing specialists, we know how to achieve their high temperature processing parameters while not damaging our state-of-the-art vacuum equipment. Investing in our customer’s needs ultimately results in lasting mutual relationships which become a successful endeavour for both parties.”

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