Miniature Microwave Furnace Aids Materials Research

Oct. 24, 2003
The ThermWAVE laboratory-scale microwave-sintering furnace is ideal for small-scale firing of ceramic materials, melting of small amounts of precious and non-precious metals and glass, curing, forming, and joining materials. Developed by Research ...

The ThermWAVE laboratory-scale microwave-sintering furnace is ideal for small-scale firing of ceramic materials, melting of small amounts of precious and non-precious metals and glass, curing, forming, and joining materials. Developed by Research Microwave Systems LLC (Alfred, NY), the low-cost system can achieve temperatures exceeding +1500{DEG}C in less than 30 minutes. The ThermWAVE system features an integrated computer controller with iSeries ActiveX control for Microsoft Excel files. The water-cooled system is powered by a standard 120-VAC electrical outlet. A high-performance version of the furnace is also available with thermocouple assembly that allows for the introduction of inert gases during operation.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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