- Medical Company Brings Vacuum Heat Treating In-house -

Medical Company Brings Vacuum Heat Treating In-house

Medical device manufacturer’s first vacuum furnace from G-M Enterprises, a Nitrex company, to bring heat treating in-house to reduce lead time and improve process control. The application is for heat-treating of steel dies used in the company’s plastic and metal injection molding operations.


G-M Enterprises, a Nitrex company, delivered a horizontal front-loading vacuum furnace with 6 Bar quench capability to a medical device company in the USA for vacuum heat treating of dies as well as critical medical parts. This investment represents the company’s first vacuum furnace, which aligns with their new production strategy to bring heat treating capabilities in-house to achieve shorter lead times and improved process controls.

“After due diligence by the customer, G-M Enterprises’ vacuum furnace came through as a clear winner among other competitors in the market for its advanced equipment design, superior efficiency, and a high return on investment. Also, our aftermarket services and support provided are second to none. We are proud of continually maintaining G-M Enterprises’ long-standing relationship with the medical industry, providing solutions that aid in improving the affordability and accessibility of high-quality healthcare,” said Michel Frison, VP Global Sales, Nitrex and G-M Enterprises.

G-M Enterprises completed the installation at the company’s newly expanded greenfield facility. The turnkey solution features a horizontal front loading vacuum furnace G-M model HVF 101-(I)XB with 6-Bar internal quench capabilities and a work area of 18” Wide x 18” High x 24” Long (457 x 457 x 610 mm), with an all-metal furnace construction. The system is part of the company’s metal injection molding operations and is intended for heat-treating of steel dies used in the manufacturing of medical components.

G-M Enterprises, a Nitrex Company, is a leading manufacturer of high-temperature vacuum furnaces and hot zones developed and proven for all types of heat-treating applications from simple steel to high-temperature nickel-based alloys and titanium and for a variety of industries, including aerospace, nuclear, power turbine, medical, tool and dies, MIM, and 3D additive, among others.

With over forty years of experience serving the thermal processing industry, G-M Enterprises is a reliable partner that clients can trust to meet heat processing and application objectives with a variety of innovative solutions, timely manufacturing, and quality support services. From engineering to manufacturing, field service maintenance/installation technical groups, and after-market parts support, G-M Enterprises adds value to every system.

Today, thanks to being part of NITREX, www.nitrex.com, and its global network of companies, G-M Enterprises’ customers now have access to a full range of products, services, and scalable solutions, from turnkey vacuum systems to nitriding/nitrocarburizing systems, process and flow controls, automation solutions, as well as heat treating services.