Materials Research Furnaces, Inc


  High-Temperature and Vacuum Furnace Experts  

MATERIALS RESEARCH FURNACES, INC., designs, manufactures, and services high-temperature, vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces for a wide range of applications. MRF, Inc has a line of standard products and also builds many custom furnaces to meet specific customer requirements. MRF products are used worldwide by laboratories, universities and the production industry.

  • Materials Research Furnaces, Inc. Materials Research Furnaces, Inc. High temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere Furnaces up to 3000C.
  • Laboratory Furnaces Laboratory Furnaces Smaller versatile research furnaces, ideal for colleges, universities and laboratories, temperatures up to 3000C.
  • Production Furnaces Production Furnaces Our larger, high throughput furnaces for automated batch processing. Themperatures up to 2300C.
  • Arc Melt Furnaces Arc Melt Furnaces A low cost alternative to reach temperatures up to 3500C almost instanteneous.
  • Hot Press Furnaces Hot Press Furnaces Pressure testing furnaces ranging from 0.5 Ton up to 100Ton, temperatures up to 2300C.
  • Heat Treat Furnaces Heat Treat Furnaces Annealing, brazing, CVD, powder metallurgy, sintering and more, temperatures up to 3000C.
  • Custom Designs Custom Designs MRF designs and builds furnaces to customer specifications, large or small, with temperatures up to 3000C.
  • Spare Parts Spare Parts MRF manufacters spare hot zones and other spare parts for all high temperature furnaces.


Common applications:

Are your application requirements not obtainable with "off-the-shelf" ovens? MRF, Inc. specializes in high temperature furnaces customized for specific application needs. Our diverse furnaces will satisfy all your high temperature, special atmospheres and physical test requirements in one economical package. Learn more about our various products.

Many of our furnace systems are custom assignments where each one is uniquely built and configured for the specific needs and requirements of our customers. If you have a more general high temperature furnace application, we can also supply you with one of our many time proven competitive standard products. In addition to our complete furnace systems and standard accessories, we also provide heaters, shielding, insulation, chambers, vacuum kits, hydrogen kits, control kits and other parts specially designed for use on furnaces manufactured by others. See our Parts & Accessories section.

LabFurnace, High Vac, 4x8 tungsten, 2500C  

General specifications for our products

  • Temperature ranges from 500C to 3000C
  • Vacuum Atmospheres down to 10-11 Torr (mBar)
  • Pressures up to 1500 PSI (100 Bar)
  • Hydrogen, Argon, Nitrogen, Helium, air or other environments
  • Physical testing up to 75 Tons
  • Load sizes up to 10 CuFT (0.35m3)
  • Loads up to 1000Lbs (500Kg)

2200C Furnace with HMI

 While MRF, Inc does not claim to be process experts, we do claim to be high temperature, vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace experts. Due to our wide products range and our wilingness to build any furnace that can be built, our furnaces are used for a wide variety of functions and uses. Just check out this list giving you a sample of processes our different types of furnaces are used for.Tell us you process requirements and we will gladly design you a new furnace or recommend one of our existing products.

High temperature Furnace Applications:

Alloy creation, Annealing, Arc Casting, Arc Melting, Brazing, Binding, Casting, Ceramic Firing, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI), Compound Synthesis, Crystal Growing (Bridgman ,Czochralski, Stepanov), Debinding, Degassing, Dewaxing, Densification, Diffusion Bonding, Fiber Drawing (Optical, Graphite, Silicon Carbide),Gas Purification, Gem Creation, Heat Treating, Hardening, Hot Pressing, Laboratory Research, Material Densification, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Melting Point Determination, Metallic & non Metallic button creation, Nano-technology, Physical Testing, Powder Metallurgy, Purification, Quenching, Silicon Nitriding, Reaction Bonding, Sintering, Surface Heat Treatment, Temperature Sensor Calibration.

Furnaces Chamber Types & features

  • Bell Jar furnace chambers
  • Retorts for isolated gas environments
  • High pressure & vacuum chambers
  • Multi zone chambers
  • Round or rectangular chambers
  • Front loading, top loading, bottom loading
  • Extra ports to accomodates added equipment & sensors
  • Graphite, Ceramic or Mettalic heat zones

Since our people have been in this business for so long, we know what's out there and we can also service, upgrade or re-condition any of your existing furnaces with ease. For older systems we can modernize existing controls, add data acquisition, or update controls to a full blown, easy to operate PC or PLC controlled system. See our Accessories page for more information.

If you know what you want, we can build it. All our furnaces are custom designed by our experienced engineering staff and each one of them is a success story. We stand completely behind our products and guarantee our equipment will meet your expectations. Whether your process cycle takes 3 minutes or 3 months, we can build you a reliable production furnace, a high tech research furnace, or both, for any environment. Every detail of our equipment is tailored so that you get exactly what you want. For export to European or other foreign markets, we also build furnaces conforming to CE standards.

Materials Research Furnaces, Inc. takes great care in providing you a quality product that is reliable, simple to operate and user friendly. The operation of any MRF, Inc. system can be mastered in just a few hours. MRF, Inc. furnace systems will complement any laboratory or facility. All our products are made in the USA and we don't compromise when it comes to maintaining our high quality and reliability standards. To learn more about the technical aspects of our products, click here.

You'll also be amazed at what you will get for your money. Our competitive pricing combined with economical, ergonomic and reliable quality designs, gives you one of the best values for your money in this industry.

So what are you waiting for? Contact Us and tell us about your application. We'd love to hear about it.

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