CHE Furnaces was commissioned to design and manufacture a Drop Bottom Furnace for the aerospace industry, to be used to manufacture aircraft assemblies from aluminum. This system was designed to provide a heat treatment solution for aluminum airplane skins with a seven second quench time. The furnace featured indirect fired tube burners, a pneumatic hoist, and a quench tank system with an operating temperature range of 425 to 1100 °F. The entire system was designed, fabricated, and assembled on site at our state of the art facility by AWS certified welders.

The system meets AMS 2750 E, BAC5621, BAC5602, GAMPS5108 and AMS 2770 J industry standards for aerospace heat treating equipment. Comprehensive in process temperature uniformity survey was conducted to ensure quality and integrity.

Turnaround time for this project was 12 weeks, installed on location in Vista, CA. For more information about this cost effective custom drop bottom furnace, or the other design and manufacturing capabilities available please see the table below or contact us directly.

Project Name:

Drop Bottom Furnace – Aerospace Industry


Aerospace Industry

Capabilities Applied/Processes:

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

Overall Furnace Dimensions

6′ X 8′ X 24′ Basket

Temperature Range

425-1100 °F

Heating System

Indirect Fired Tube Burners


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

Industry for Use


Delivery/Turnaround Time

12 weeks

Delivery Location

Vista, CA

Standards Met

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