REDLAB 360 – PROCAMAT

  • Amalia San Román & Vanesa Martínez Serrano
  • 91 549 34 22 ext. 1050 /  91 549 34 22 ext. 1029

Arc melting and casting furnace (Arc 200, Arcast Inc.)

Melting, alloying, casting, rapid solidification and atomization of reactive and high melting point elements and alloys up to 3500°C using a clean ceramic free cold crucible process. The furnace offers many options including: tilt casting, centrifugal casting, suction casting, zone melting and gas atomization under inert atmosphere or high vacuum. (max. 2 lines)

Use in the project: casting of new alloys and powder gas atomization.

PROCAMAT Laboratory. IMDEA Materials facilities (Tecnogetafe)

Vacuum Induction Melting and Casting System with Directional Solidification Device (VSG 002 DS, PVA TePla)

System employed for melting of a wide range of metals, alloys or special materials under high vacuum, fine vacuum or different gas atmospheres with subsequent casting into moulds or forms. In addition, it is equipped with a directional solidification device, which enables growth of single crystals and aligned columnar structures. (max. 2 lines)

Use in the project: casting of new alloys.

PROCAMAT Laboratory. IMDEA Materials facilities (Tecnogetafe)

Physical Simulation of Processing (GLEEBLE 3800, DSI)

To perform laboratory scale simulation of casting, welding, diffusion bonding and hot deformation processing (rolling, forging, extrusion) of a wide range of metallic alloys (steels, Ni-based superalloys, Ti, Al and Mg alloys, etc), as well as their thermo-mechanical characterization.

Use in the project: physical simulation of thermo-mechanical conditions during selective laser melting.

PROCAMAT Laboratory. IMDEA Materials facilities (Tecnogetafe)

Planetary mills (PULVERISETTE 6 classic & 7 premium, FRITSCH)

For the finest rapid, batchwise comminution of hard to soft grinding material, dry or in suspension, down to colloidal or nanometer fineness. Maximum sample quantity: 225 ml (model 6 classic), 70 ml (model 7 premium). Rotational speed of main disk up to 1000 rpm (model 7 premium). Areas of application include mechanical alloying, metallurgy, ceramics, chemistry, etc.

Use in the project: powder production.

PROCAMAT Laboratory. IMDEA Materials facilities (Tecnogetafe)

SLM Machine (AM400, Renishaw Ibérica SAU)

For manufacture of 3D metal samples by SLM in an inert atmosphere, with the possibility of changing the manufacturing parameters to find the best printing parameters in each alloy.

Use in the project: Printability of new alloys.

PROCAMAT Laboratory. IMDEA Materials facilities (Tecnogetafe)