Hot IN the Press

The last post was about my textbook coming hot off the press, but this is about making it hot in the press. We had previously converted a Carver AutoPellet hydraulic press to operate under an inert atmosphere at elevated temperature using a separate hot chamber. We have updated the setup to be much more streamlined and integrated with the stock structure. Special thanks to Jeff Heger, as he led the second conversion to clean it up.

It has been faithfully serving with no issues. The only downside is that it takes a while to cool down. That is the double-edged sword of good insulation.





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