Aircraft Builder Orders CEC Furnace

Quartz Mountain aims to bring heat-treating in-house

April 17, 2007 — Consolidated Engineering Co. has been contracted to install a new drop-bottom furnace for Quartz Mountain Aerospace, which plans to incorporate heat-treating to its in-house manufacturing operations.

Quartz Mountain Aerospace is the former Luscombe Aircraft Corp., which in March began manufacturing a light aircraft designed for private use. The Model 11E is designed with a spring-steel tricycle landing gear and a 185-hp fuel-injected engine, and Garmin avionics. The 110,000-ft2 plant in Altus, OK, plant is projected to be producing 200 airplanes per year by 2009, and has sufficient orders for three years of production.

CEC, Kennesaw, GA, designs and manufactures ovens and furnaces for a range applications, including annealing, normalizing, stress relieving, homogenizing, pre-heating, and re-heating. Typical loading arrangements that can be provided are aluminum roller hearth furnaces, roller rails, skid or car. Single and multiple chamber units provide maximum output and process flexibility.

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