Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Unit 8, Hingley Road, Hayes Industrial Estate
Halesowen, West Midlands
B63 2RR United Kingdom
Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Unit 8, Hingley Road, Hayes Industrial Estate, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 2RR

AboutVacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

VACUUM FURNACE ENGINEERING LTD (VFE) was established in 1985 by a team of ex Abar and Ipsen engineers, to offer a service and design capability to users of all makes of vacuum furnace.

The confidence built up in our customer base over the years through VFEs hands-on service support and proven engineering solutions has enabled the company to enjoy continual growth resulting in VFE becoming the leading specialist in redesign, overhaul and repair of vacuum furnaces. The experience in problem solving and novel engineered solutions offered by VFE covers all makes of equipment and all aspects of vacuum furnace technology including Vacuum Heat Treatment, Vacuum Brazing, Vacuum Melting & Casting, Diffusion Bonding, Vacuum Sintering and many other processes.

From our base in the heart of the industrial West Midlands in the U.K., VFE are able to offer the timely services of a large team of experienced engineers backed by the very latest in computer aided design technology and integrated quality assurance system.

Our hands-on service together with innovation, technical ability and a commitment to customers needs has resulted in a world-wide portfolio of high profile customers. Our clients for new furnace systems, major hot zone replacements and control system refurbishment cover all sectors of manufacturing industry including Aerospace, Land Based Power Generation, Automotive, Medical, General Engineering and Sub-Contract Heat Treatment industries.

AboutVacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Vacuum Furnace Engineering (VFE) is a market-leading provider of maintenance servicing for heat treatment industry equipment including vacuum furnaces, melting and casting furnaces, electron beam welders, pumps, spark plasma sintering and autoclaves. Our ServiceCare service offering incorporates planned and preventative maintenance, 24/7 emergency callouts, spares, overhaul and repair services.

VFE is also is a specialist in the design, supply and overhaul of vacuum furnaces including control system upgrades and modifications, and hotzone design, replacement, and overhaul.


VFE has a world-wide portfolio of high profile customers in all sectors of manufacturing industry including aerospace, land based power generation, automotive, medical, general engineering and sub-contract heat treatment industries.


The VFE comprises five divisions Vacuum FurnacesPump SolutionsAutoclaves & OvensCalibration, and Control Systems:

Vacuum Furnaces

Vacuum Furnace Engineering supports all makes of vacuum furnaces, not just those supplied by VFE, with service contracts and a comprehensive range of spares.

Pump Solutions

VFE has over 20 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of a vast range of vacuum pumps from diffusion to dry screw and from side channel to rotary vane.

Calibration Services

We provide UKAS accredited calibrations for temperature, pressure, vacuum, humidity and electrical properties. Our UKAS accreditation is for both laboratory calibration and on-site calibrations at our customers’ premises.

Autoclaves & Ovens

Our engineers have many years of experience and are trained to carry out expert servicing of autoclaves and other industrial ovens, including UKAS accredited thermal surveys to prove temperature uniformity.

Control Systems

VFE supplies a comprehensive range of control systems for vacuum furnaces, heat treatment equipment, autoclaves and ovens. All systems comply with relevant legislation and standards including NADCAP. VFE Control Systems’ AMCS (Autoclave Management & Control System) delivers a robust and easy to use software interface with innovative new features and importantly, NADCAP compliance.


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