SCI Resumed in-person meetings, participated onsite in industry tradeshows, and continued to maintain regular contact, via phone and other electronic means with all customers and suppliers during 2022
In September 2022, we completed the full upgrade to one of our hot-press areas. This custom-built system includes an advanced water-cooling system, as well as a tailor-made vacuum hot-press which has a maximum pressure rating of 75 tons and operates up to 2400 degrees Celsius. The vacuum hot press has a retractable work thermocouple for lower temperature operations up to 1100 degrees Celsius. At higher temperature requirements, a controller receives production data from a pyrometer ensuring accurate and repeatable runs. It can also run hydraulics and heat from one profile while recording all available data. Additional diagnostic and operating capabilities enable remote monitoring of production runs and related issues.