Melting facilities

Arc Melter

Technical Data:

Arc-Melting Chamber (Edmund Bühler) 
Power max: 18.5 kW 
Current max: 400 A 
Volume: 18 l 
Vacuum: 10-6 mbar (0.000001 mbar) 
Purging gases: He, Ar, N2
Pressure max: 1.2 bar

Application:

Melting of high melting point materials (4000 K) under defined and controlled conditions, under inert gases (He, Ar, N2)

RF Generator

Technical Data:

Induction heater ISM HF20 (Cheltenham) 
3 work heads 
Power max: 20 kW 
Frequency: 50 – 150 kHz 
Voltage max: 1000 V

Application:

Induction melting and hardening with tailored RF coils in vacuum inert gases and atmosphere

Melt Spinner

Technical Data:

Wheel Speed: 5 - 55 m/s 
Vacuum: 10-6 mbar 
Max. controlled Temperature: 1600°C 
Gases: He, Ar, N2

Application:

Quenching rates up to 10+6 °C/s permit freezing of liquid or glassy structures to study kinetic phenomena of nucleation and growth.

Vacuum Caster

Technical Data:

Melt volume in tilt crucible: 1 l 
Max. Temperature: 2500 K 
Vacuum: 10-5 mbar 
Gases: He, Ar, N2

Application:

Controlled melting under vaccum or in the atmosphere to produce gravity feed casting or test bars for alloy development

Multi-caster

Technical Data:

Melt volume dependent of melt unit 
Max. Temperature: 2500 K 
Vacuum: 10-4 mbar 
Gases: He, Ar, N2

Application:

Controlled melting under vaccum or in controlled atmosphere to produce gravity feed casting or test bars for alloy development. Various melt units can be applied in the multi-caster:

  • Gravity Stop-pour Casting
  • RF Heating
  • Differential Pressure Casting

Electric resistance furnance

Technical Data:

Electric resistance furnace T20 (Nabertherm)

Temperature max: 950 °C 
Volume: 10 l 
Power: 15 kW

Technical Data:

Electric resistance furnace K40/12 (Nabertherm)

Temperature max: 1100 °C 
Volume: 40 l 
Power: 26 kW

Application:

Crucible frunaces to melt Al and Mg alloys