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Mainstream Engineering installs CAB system by SecoWarwick

A controlled atmosphere aluminium brazing (CAB) system by SecoWarwick has been installed at Mainstream Engineering. This system will be used in the manufacturing of advanced heat exchangers and cold plates for military, government and commercial applications. This system allows Mainstream to braze a wide assortment of very large cold plates and heat exchangers using a variety of aluminium alloys.

On a selective basis, Mainstream will also offer tours of their CAB facility to those with an active interest in aluminium brazing. Based in Rockledge, FL, Mainstream Engineering is a solution-oriented business specializing in manufacturing, and research and development. They have been manufacturing equipment and performing R&D for most U.S. government agencies as well as many government prime contractors for over 30 years. They are new to the CAB industry and just purchased their first CAB furnace to produce heat exchangers and electronic cold plates that will integrate with their high-heat-flux active thermal control systems. Bringing the CAB system in-house improves quality by providing process control of all variables, ensures confidentiality with sensitive military solutions, and lowers costs and lead times.

SecoWarwick’s Universal Batch CAB line is a standard CAB product offering. This line offers versatility through its ability to braze products in both horizontal and vertical orientations. It provides tight temperature uniformity, atmosphere integrity, and can be used as a batch R&D line for periodic production or as a production line working 24/7. It also has faster heat-up rate abilities which will allow braze temperatures for trials to be prepared within hours instead of full shifts.

(Source: SECO/WARWICK)

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