This vacuum arc melter allows metallurgists and technicians to alloy reactive or nonreactive metals, and cast these alloys with the lowest running and capital costs, while maintaining a high engineering standard.
The Arcast Micro Vacuum Arc Melter offers the ability to melt, cast and rapidly solidify metal alloys of nominal 50 gram mass using a clean, ceramic-free cold crucible process. You can use it to melt and alloy metals at over 3400℃, such as titanium alloys, memory alloys, HEA (high entropy alloys), RHEA (refractory, high entropy alloys) and bulk amorphous glass alloys. The furnace is enclosed in a quartz vacuum chamber and offers many standard options.
Water cooled button casting crucibles are machined from oxygen-free copper and allow the melting of small experimental samples for testing.
If you need to absorb stray gasses in the chamber we can supply a titanium getter.
We can machine copper or graphite crucibles to your specification for your unique needs.
Medium (1E-2 mbar) and High (5E-6 mbar). Both options are designed for quick cycle times and user friendly operation.
50 g nominal
Copper water cooled
Quartz/304 stainless steel
Requires 1 phase power, 208 – 240 VAC
4 lpm below 30℃ @ 5 bar
Argon or other inert gas