ALD Completes Pre-Acceptance of Inert Gas Atomizer
ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH (Hanau, Germany; http://www.ald-vt.de) successfully completed pre-acceptance of a 250-kg batch size VIGA35 vacuum induction-melting inert gas atomizer for a specialty materials manufacturer in China. The system has a tap-to-tap time of less than four hours for melting under vacuum. Pre-acceptance included hot and cold tests, as well as the demonstration of the specified fine powder yield under production conditions. Powder production will start in 2006.