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California Brazing Increases Capacity for Aluminum Brazing with Ipsen Furnace

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2015

Mary Williams
Marketing Manager

CHERRY VALLEY, IL – As Aerospace electronics become increasingly powerful, the industry’s need for robust thermal processing equipment capable of manufacturing such components also grows. To better support this increased demand for aluminum brazing services, California Brazing recently purchased their third vacuum aluminum brazing (VAB) furnace from Ipsen. This VAB furnace is their eighth Ipsen furnace with five located at California Brazing and three at Nevada Heat Treating.

According to Jeff Ager, General Manager at California Brazing, “There is a growing need for aluminum-brazed assemblies across multiple industries. California Brazing is committed to meeting our customers’ requirements by continuing to invest in brazing and machining equipment to further improve capabilities, lead times and quality.” As such, California Brazing will use this VAB furnace to expand their capacity and manufacture a variety of aluminum-brazed assemblies, such as cold plates, heat exchangers, waveguides and antennas, for their customers in the Aerospace, Defense and Semiconductor industries.

This VAB furnace features a 38″ x 40″ x 62″ (964 mm x 1,016 mm x 1,575) all-metal hot zone with a 1,500-pound (680 kg) load capacity, and it operates at temperatures of 500 deg F to 1,200 deg F (260 deg C to 650 deg C) with +/-5 deg F (+/-3 deg C) temperature uniformity. This furnace is also equipped with a 35-inch diffusion pump and Ipsen’s CompuVac(R) controls system. Featuring multiple individually controlled heating zones, Ipsen’s vacuum aluminum brazing furnaces provide fast cycle times and precise, uniform heating of the workload. In addition, the use of joint-free heating elements eliminates resistance buildup and hot spots. To learn more about¬† Ipsen’s VAB furnaces, visit Vacuum Aluminum Brazing Furnaces

About California Brazing
California Brazing is a turnkey manufacturer of critical brazed components located at the heart of complex machines for the Aerospace, Defense, Semiconductor and Photonics industries. Committed to providing only the highest quality products and services, California Brazing maintains leading industry accreditations and certifications, including Nadcap, AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008. In addition, with extensive brazing, machining and manufacturing sequence expertise, California Brazing has the capacity, experience and flexibility needed to give customers’ products a competitive edge. Visit

About Ipsen
Ipsen designs and manufactures industrial vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces and supervisory control systems for a wide variety of industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Heat Treating, Energy and Medical. With production locations in America, Europe and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, Ipsen is committed to providing support for customers worldwide. Choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success.