Cold Crucible and Ceramic Furnace Atomization
Arcast gas atomization systems continue to set the standards for the industry, with innovative design and exceptional build quality. We focus on the specialist end of this technology for the production of powders from refractory (high melting point) metals and those with highly reactive melts that have, in the past, proved problematic using conventional methods and materials of containment.
Our arc melters give you the ability to melt, cast and rapidly solidify metal alloys, using a clean, ceramic free cold crucible process. Our most popular furnaces, available as standard in 50cc and 200cc capacities as well as custom sizes and configurations, are capable of melting and alloying metals at over 3000 Deg. C, such as titanium alloys, memory alloys and bulk amorphous glass alloys
Induction Cold Crucible Melters
Arcast Induction Cold Crucible Melters will melt, cast and rapidly solidify metal alloys using a clean, ceramic free cold crucible process. Known as cold crucible levitation melting (CCLM) or cold crucible induction melting (CCIM), the process allows a reactive alloy to be fully melted and alloyed in one melt cycle. This is done in a vacuum or an inert atmosphere. You can melt and alloy metals at over 3000 Deg. C, such as titanium alloys, memory alloys and bulk amorphous glass alloys.
Induction Ceramic and Graphite Crucible Melters
Arcast’s IND series enables you to induction melt, cast and rapidly solidify non-reactive metal alloys in a ceramic or graphite crucible. They are capable of achieving temperatures of up to 1700 Deg. C.
Arcast's new Con Casting (continuous casting) furnace for melting of reactive and refractory alloys in copper molds maintains the pure properties of the materials processed. The standard casting sizes available are 50, 75 and 100mm diameter. The length is only limited by the feed hopper size and/or the casting chamber length.
Melt Spinners for Rapid Quench Strip Casting
Arcast's new Melt Spinner casts a thin ribbon of rapidly quenched amorphous material in 100g batches, and is suitable for Al, Fe, Ni, and Cu alloys. It uses induction melting in an inert atmosphere and a water-cooled, variable speed copper wheel to quench the metal and generate the ribbon. This is the first of our new line of spinners - and we can build variations to order to meet your needs
Custom Furnaces - summary
Arcast is committed to a cutting-edge research and development program; it is our quest to solve the problems of developing and producing novel materials for a new century of technical progress. We are happy to take on the challenge of designing new forms of high-temperature equipment for research institutions or industry, no matter how different from our current line of products.