Harper supports the ever-expanding advanced ceramics industry with innovative thermal processing solutions, as new product designs push the boundaries of existing technology and demand reduced size and weight and increased performance. Our focus is enabling our customers with furnace technologies that incorporate improved flexibility, operating efficiencies, and equipment control to help scale up production rates successfully.
Harper’s experience spans a range of engineering ceramics, with extensive experience in designing for the production of silicon nitride, tungsten carbide, boron nitride and aluminas. Additionally, Harper kilns are widely used to calcine powders and sinter components such as thermistors, varistors and monolithic and multi-layer capacitors.
As the utilization of specialty ceramics continues to grow through advancing aerospace, automobile, defense, energy, and bio-medical requirements, Harper aims to help enable companies from the lab to full commercialization, helping make their innovations a reality. We tailor our batch and continuous furnace systems to each unique application, ideal for processing in controlled and specialty atmospheric environments and at temperatures up to 3000°C. Additionally, we can work to devise a turnkey solution with our range of offerings including gas treatment and handling and fully integrated control systems.