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Heat treatment and melt processing

Cast metallic alloys and perform heat treatment testing 

Our heat treatment facilities allow researchers to conduct thermal processes on metal, ceramic and polymer specimens in different environments, from oil and salt media to vacuum and inert gases.

Heat treatment

TR30 and TR60 Nabertherm Ovens - Used for drying 3D printed ceramic samples with a range of working temperature between RT to 300°C.

GCF 1700 chamber furnace (300 – 1600°C) – Operating under air, vacuum and inert gases (Ar and N2)

Nabertherm LHTCT 08/16 chamber furnace (300 – 1600°C) – Debinding and sintering of 3D printed ceramic parts

Nabertherm LH60/14 chamber furnace (300 – 1400°C) – Equipped with a gas box for thermal processes under Ar gas up to 1100°C

Tetlow Klin box furnace (50 – 1200°C) – Operating under air with a big chamber of 40x40x40 cm

Oil baths (x3) – For low temperature and oxygen-free thermal processes, such as Al aging processes, with the range of 80 – 260°C

Salt baths (x3) - The salt baths allow to age, temper, anneal and solutionize metallic samples in an oxygen-free environment with a wide range of operating temperatures (Temposal salt: 400-550°C; GS-430 salt: 500-800°C; STA-Hard45 salt: 850-1050°C)
 

Melt and Alloying

Induction tilt casting system can be used to melt and cast metallic alloys with melting temperature lower than 2000 °C. The maximum casting capacity is 125cc or 1kg Iron (Fe).

This system is not suitable for casting Ti or very low vapor pressure metals.