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Royce at the University of Sheffield combines computational material design, high-throughput materials discovery, rapid scale-up, and material property screening, to deliver a step-change in the manner novel materials are developed for specific applications. 

Our capabilities support the key technical challenge of innovating processes to efficiently fabricate and test material libraries, whilst simultaneously capturing sufficient information which can be shared with manufacturers to enable rapid deployment to occur. 


ARCAST SC100 STRIP CASTER

Arcast's Melt Spinner casts a thin ribbon of rapidly quenched amorphous material in 100g batches, and is suitable for Al, Fe, Ni, and Cu alloys. 


Arcast SC100 Strip Caster

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The Strip Caster uses induction melting in an inert atmosphere and a water-cooled, variable-speed copper wheel to quench the metal and generate the ribbon. 

It is a complete system consisting of vacuum chamber, control cabinet, high vacuum dual vane rotary pump (or turbo pump option) for 9 x 10-3 mbar vacuum, and it can produce rapidly quenched ribbons 1 - 20mm wide. 

The Arcast SC100 Strip Caster has a:

  • 3-way crucible positioning system
  • View ports for optical pyrometer and for viewing the process
  • Types K, B, or C thermocouple feed-through and temperature display
  • Cooling jets for above and below the cast ribbon. These may be used with helium for increased cooling. 
  • Melt ejection by way of gas top pressure over the melt

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

CAPABILITY: 100g typical for Al, Fe, Ni, and Cu alloys
CRUCIBLE/HEARTH: Quartz, boron nitride, ZSBN, or alumina
CHAMBER: Stainless
WHEEL MATERIAL: Copper, water-cooled
WHEEL DIMENSIONS: 300mm dia, 50mm wide
WHEEL SURFACE VELOCITY: 25-200m/s
INDUCTION GENERATOR: 15kW HF


LOCATION
Royce Discovery Centre, Harry Brearley Building, 5 Portobello Street, Sheffield, S1 4ND


ENQUIRE HERE: royce@sheffield.ac.uk


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