Metal Processing

metal processing

Eutectix offers metal processing on a custom basis. Alloy processing, metal powder recovery and manufacture of novel materials to customer specifications; research and development; scale up to full production; and consulting services are available. Eutectix has production capability to convert rare earth and scandium oxides and fluorides to high purity metal in its Tolleson plant.

Eutectix operates nine large vacuum induction melting furnaces for alloy and rare earth materials manufacture. 660 lb. and 500 lb. capacity furnaces and two 1,000 lb. furnaces provide redundancy and emergency backup. The remaining production furnaces range in size from 100 lb. to 300 lb. Smaller lab-scale melting furnaces are utilized for research and for testing materials prior to scale up. In-house analysis of alloys helps speed development and reduce time to market. Eutectix metal processing services include powdered metal recovery and reprocessing, vacuum melting and casting, and powdered metal production using inert atmosphere grinding, crushing and hydriding. Our facilities are specially equipped for handling hydrogen and processing reactive metal alloys, metal powders and pyrophoric metal materials under vacuum or inert atmospheres.