XIRIS thermal vision
Currently, we are using the arc-casting and melting capabilities to design new alloys or prepare feedstock material for powder production – everything in one setup.
In the video, Ti6Al4V is being alloyed (or refined?) with a tiny bit of ceramic particles. The goal is to get MMC powder, yet with reinforcement already in the metallic particles.
With thermal imaging, we can investigate the solidification behaviour of novel alloy and create approximate phase diagrams easily.