Powder Metallurgy Processing for Innovative Materials
Controlled Atmosphere (Inert)
Controlled Atmosphere System Including:
Ability to prepare and process materials in an argon atmosphere.
Typical oxygen and moisture levels less than 1 ppm.
Can customize process to meet your needs.
Box 1 of the inert processing system is an argon glove box with a Union Process 01-HD Attrition Mill housed within to allow inert milling of materials. The Attrition Mill has a variable speed drive, powered by a 1/4 hp explosion proof motor with a jacketed 1400 cc capacity tank for cooling or heating from a Haake K-11 cooling/heating unit installed.
Box 2 holds a Carver 25 Ton, 4-Post press that can be used in conjunction with a vacuum canning system for processing HIP samples.
Box 3 is set up with an inert atmosphere for the welding of steels, stainless steels, copper and even aluminum with little or no visible oxidation. Box 3 also allows inert access to the vacuum furnace.
Single Glove Box Inert Processing System:
IMP also has an independent single glove box system. Both of the IMP Inert Processing Systems are Argon driven. They have oxygen and moisture analyzers running to evaluate the condition of the atmosphere. The Systems typically run at less than one part per million oxygen and moisture.