The HyperQuench process is conducted in an electric drop bottom furnace. Aluminum parts are loaded into the
HyperQuench racking system and lifted into the furnace hydraulically. Once the parts have soaked for their
prescribed time at temperature, the bottom of the furnace opens, and the parts are dropped into the quench
media (glycol, water, or air). This furnace has a fast quench drop rate, averaging seven seconds, which lends
itself to many aerospace specifications which have drop time requirements under 15 seconds.