Phoenix Scientific Industries (PSI) Ltd., East Sussex, England, has been awarded a major equipment contract to provide Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) with a cold crucible-based inert gas atomization system. The cold crucible furnace combines a slotted water-cooled copper crucible and a high frequency induction coil, which induces eddy currents in the molten metal and an electromagnetic repulsion against the crucible walls.