The metal synthesis lab in Lecco present a unique combination of melting furnaces that allows the production of nearly all types of alloys or metallic materials, whether refractory, reactive, highly boiling…
Ingots can be produced weighting from few grams to some kilograms. The available technologies include: Plasma Arc Melting (PAM) furnace, Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnaces, and Electric Arc Melting furnace. Self- propagating High temperature Synthesis (SHS) has recently be added as alternative synthetizing technique that consider mixed powder as starting material.
Again, an additive manufacturing system (Selective Laser Melting) on powder bed is available for complex metallic components.
With this lab it is possible to study new materials as well as to provide small batches for other laboratories or processes.
- Balzers SVG10 Induction melting furnace
- Leybold LK6/45 Arc melting furnace
- ASEG Galloni VCM III Induction melting furnace
- Leybold Plasmalab3000 Plasma melting furnace
- SHS reaction chamber
Selective Laser Beam Melting system for metal powders
characterized by a Laser power of 400W, and a working area of 250 mm x 250 mm x 300 mm.