A client based out of the UK, approached Ceramicx to find a solution for their customer. The aerospace customer wanted some pilot test equipment built to a small scale on a small budget just to see if they could get a result. Basically, they wanted to heat carbon material onto a metal drum to 150 degree C, and they wanted to only heat the material from the top of the drum. They wanted a single temperature controller and wanted a very lean price.
Ceramicx proposed a design of the trial furnace that followed the curve of the drum using FTE heaters, this was to suit the design and the amount of material that the customer wanted to heat.
Ceramicx built the furnace system end to end in 3 weeks after receipt of design approval. We provided the customer with all the drawings and documentation. If the testing goes well, Ceramicx expects to receive a much larger order for a full scale production system.