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Ipsen U Creates a Thermal Processing Recipe for Success with Hands-On Courses

As the need for hands-on, tailored thermal processing education increases, companies are continually recognizing the value of sending employees to Ipsen U. Ipsen recently held their last class of 2014, and they are now preparing to host another series of Ipsen U classes in 2015.

Ipsen’s three-day course allows attendees to learn directly from the experts while asking questions about specific equipment and processes, as well as experience a hands-on approach to learning. This proves useful for those wanting to expand their thermal processing knowledge base and first-time furnace operators, alike.

Participants in the October 2014 Ipsen U course came from across the country, including California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Reflecting on the class, attendees found that “the instructors’ hands-on approach and knowledge of leak detection were very helpful.” Others found it useful to “see all of the different furnace designs and be able to relate them to the information talked about earlier in the class,” concluding “mixing the lecture with actual furnace visualization was extremely valuable.”

Throughout the course, instructors covered an extensive range of topics, from an introduction to vacuum furnaces and heat treating to furnace subsystems, leak detection, maintenance and so much more. Most notable about Ipsen U is participants’ ability to bring up any topic they are interested in for discussion. This allows for some fluidity and permits the instructors to shape the course to individuals’ specific needs and concerns. In addition, attendees are able to tour the facilities, participate in a leak detection test on a furnace and view firsthand the different furnace components while learning about how they affect other parts of the furnace and/or specific processes.

Overall, Ipsen U allows participants to build upon and refresh their knowledge of heat-treating equipment and processes through applied learning. Regardless of where attendees fall on the expertise scale – maintenance, operator, engineer, project manager and/or plant manager – Ipsen U’s instructors provide the necessary level of information in a casual, open-forum environment. Learn more and register for an upcoming 2015 Ipsen U course – February 3-5, April 7-9, June 2-4, August 4-6 or October 6-8 – at

About Ipsen

Ipsen designs and manufactures industrial vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces and supervisory control systems for a wide variety of thermal processing markets, including: Aerospace, Commercial Heat Treating, Medical, Energy and Automotive. With production locations in Europe, America and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, Ipsen is committed to providing support for customers worldwide. Choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success.

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