Project: Drop Bottom Furnace
Industry: Aerospace
Location: Mexicali, Mexico

Capabilities Applied/Processes:

  • Design and Build Fabrication,
  • 3D Modeling
  • Air Profile Modeling Uniformity Design 
  • Fluid Profile Modeling

CHE Furnaces was honored to undertake the design and fabrication of a specialized Drop Bottom Furnace tailored for the aerospace industry, with a specific focus on manufacturing aircraft assemblies from aluminum. The primary objective of this system was to provide an efficient heat treatment solution for aluminum airplane skins, boasting an impressive seven-second quench time.

The furnace was equipped with advanced coiled heating elements for precise and uniform heating, a pneumatic hoist for seamless handling, and a meticulously designed quench tank system. It operates within an optimal temperature range of 425 to 1100 °F. What sets this project apart is that the entire system, from inception to completion, was expertly crafted onsite at our state-of-the-art facility, skillfully assembled by our AWS certified welders.

In strict adherence to industry standards, our system complies with AMS 2750 E, BAC5621, BAC5602, GAMPS5108, and AMS 2770 J requirements for aerospace heat treating equipment. We left no stone unturned in our commitment to quality and integrity, conducting a thorough in-process temperature uniformity survey.

The results speak for themselves: our customer reported a significantly higher level of satisfaction with the reliability and temperature uniformity of this furnace compared to their previous experiences with other units.

Notably, we accomplished this project within a remarkable 14-week timeframe, with the installation taking place in Mexicali, Mexico. If you’re interested in delving further into the details of this cost-effective custom drop bottom furnace or exploring our wide-ranging design and manufacturing capabilities, please refer to the information below or reach out to us directly. At CHE Furnaces, we’re dedicated to meeting your aerospace heating needs with precision and expertise.

Overall Furnace Dimensions

5’ X 5’ X 14’ Basket

Temperature Range

425-1100 °F

Heating System

Electric Coiled Elements


Pneumatic Hoist, Double Tank System, In Process Testing/Inspection Performed, Temperature Uniformity Survey

Delivery/Turnaround Time

14 weeks

Standards Met

AMS 2750 E, BAC5621, BAC5602, GAMPS5108 & AMS 2770 J