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Title: Apparatus and method for increasing the diameter of metal alloy wires within a molten metal pool

Abstract

In a dip forming process the core material to be coated is introduced directly into a source block of coating material eliminating the need for a bushing entrance component. The process containment vessel or crucible is heated so that only a portion of the coating material becomes molten, leaving a solid portion of material as the entrance port of, and seal around, the core material. The crucible can contain molten and solid metals and is especially useful when coating core material with reactive metals. The source block of coating material has been machined to include a close tolerance hole of a size and shape to closely fit the core material. The core material moves first through the solid portion of the source block of coating material where the close tolerance hole has been machined, then through a solid/molten interface, and finally through the molten phase where the diameter of the core material is increased. The crucible may or may not require water-cooling depending upon the type of material used in crucible construction. The system may operate under vacuum, partial vacuum, atmospheric pressure, or positive pressure depending upon the type of source material being used.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Albany, OR
  2. Corvallis, OR
  3. Independence, OR
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Albany Research Center
OSTI Identifier:
874214
Patent Number(s):
6342102
Application Number:
09/593,211
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; increasing; diameter; metal; alloy; wires; molten; pool; dip; forming; process; core; material; coated; introduced; directly; source; block; coating; eliminating; bushing; entrance; component; containment; vessel; crucible; heated; portion; leaving; solid; seal; contain; metals; especially; useful; reactive; machined; close; tolerance; hole; size; shape; closely; fit; moves; solidmolten; interface; finally; phase; increased; require; water-cooling; depending; type; construction; operate; vacuum; partial; atmospheric; pressure; positive; molten metal; containment vessel; atmospheric pressure; metal alloy; active metal; core material; metal pool; forming process; /118/

Citation Formats

Hartman, Alan D, Argetsinger, Edward R, Hansen, Jeffrey S, Paige, Jack I, King, Paul E, and Turner, Paul C. Apparatus and method for increasing the diameter of metal alloy wires within a molten metal pool. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Hartman, Alan D, Argetsinger, Edward R, Hansen, Jeffrey S, Paige, Jack I, King, Paul E, & Turner, Paul C. Apparatus and method for increasing the diameter of metal alloy wires within a molten metal pool. United States.
Hartman, Alan D, Argetsinger, Edward R, Hansen, Jeffrey S, Paige, Jack I, King, Paul E, and Turner, Paul C. Tue . "Apparatus and method for increasing the diameter of metal alloy wires within a molten metal pool". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874214.
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title = {Apparatus and method for increasing the diameter of metal alloy wires within a molten metal pool},
author = {Hartman, Alan D and Argetsinger, Edward R and Hansen, Jeffrey S and Paige, Jack I and King, Paul E and Turner, Paul C},
abstractNote = {In a dip forming process the core material to be coated is introduced directly into a source block of coating material eliminating the need for a bushing entrance component. The process containment vessel or crucible is heated so that only a portion of the coating material becomes molten, leaving a solid portion of material as the entrance port of, and seal around, the core material. The crucible can contain molten and solid metals and is especially useful when coating core material with reactive metals. The source block of coating material has been machined to include a close tolerance hole of a size and shape to closely fit the core material. The core material moves first through the solid portion of the source block of coating material where the close tolerance hole has been machined, then through a solid/molten interface, and finally through the molten phase where the diameter of the core material is increased. The crucible may or may not require water-cooling depending upon the type of material used in crucible construction. The system may operate under vacuum, partial vacuum, atmospheric pressure, or positive pressure depending upon the type of source material being used.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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