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Casting

Edited by
Srinath Viswanathan
Srinath Viswanathan
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Diran Apelian
Diran Apelian
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Raymond J. Donahue
Raymond J. Donahue
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Babu DasGupta
Babu DasGupta
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Michael Gywn
Michael Gywn
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John L. Jorstad
John L. Jorstad
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Raymond W. Monroe
Raymond W. Monroe
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Mahi Sahoo
Mahi Sahoo
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Thomas E. Prucha
Thomas E. Prucha
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Daniel Twarog
Daniel Twarog
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ASM International
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-187-0
Publication date:
2008
Book Chapter

Plasma Melting and Heating

By
Robin Lampson
Robin Lampson
Revising author
Retech Systems
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Todd Telfer
Todd Telfer
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Retech Systems
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Published:
2008
Page range:
149 - 154
Publication history
September 05, 2008

Abstract

Plasma melting is a material-processing technique in which the heat of a thermal plasma is used to melt a material. This article discusses the two typical design principles of plasma torches in the transferred mode: the tungsten tip design and the hollow copper electrode design. It briefly describes the sources of atmospheric contamination in plasma melting furnaces and their control measures. The equipment used in plasma melting furnaces are also discussed. The article provides a detailed discussion on various plasma melting processes, such as plasma consolidation, plasma arc remelting, plasma cold hearth melting, and plasma casting.

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Robin Lampson, Todd Telfer, 2008. "Plasma Melting and Heating", Casting, Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog

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