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Title: Spray casting of metallic preforms

Abstract

A metal alloy is melted in a crucible and ejected from the bottom of the crucible as a descending stream of molten metal. The descending stream is impacted with a plurality of primary inert gas jets surrounding the molten metal stream to produce a plume of atomized molten metal droplets. An inert gas is blown onto a lower portion of the plume with a plurality of auxiliary inert gas jets to deflect the plume into a more restricted pattern of high droplet density, thereby substantially eliminating unwanted overspray and resulting wasted material. The plume is projected onto a moving substrate to form a monolithic metallic product having generally parallel sides.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
  3. Niskayuna, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873326
Patent Number(s):
6135194
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B22 - CASTING B22F - WORKING METALLIC POWDER
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
spray; casting; metallic; preforms; metal; alloy; melted; crucible; ejected; bottom; descending; stream; molten; impacted; plurality; primary; inert; gas; jets; surrounding; produce; plume; atomized; droplets; blown; portion; auxiliary; deflect; restricted; pattern; droplet; density; substantially; eliminating; unwanted; overspray; resulting; wasted; material; projected; moving; substrate; form; monolithic; product; parallel; moving substrate; gas jet; metal droplets; molten metal; inert gas; metal alloy; gas jets; monolithic metal; metal droplet; metallic product; descending stream; /164/

Citation Formats

Flinn, John E, Burch, Joseph V, and Sears, James W. Spray casting of metallic preforms. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Flinn, John E, Burch, Joseph V, & Sears, James W. Spray casting of metallic preforms. United States.
Flinn, John E, Burch, Joseph V, and Sears, James W. Sat . "Spray casting of metallic preforms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873326.
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