Use SF Thermal Analysis (SFTA) to measure any liquid metal solidification properties right on your shop floor.
Increase productivity, avoid rejects with a controlled melt from casting to casting and fine tune your simulation parameters. For example, here’s how the operator knows if his grain refinement or modification treatment is still good or if melt properties are fading away using SFTA. We also offer an interface for the quality manager and your R&D.
SF Thermal Analysis measures the energy of each phase forming during solidification of the sample. This is the integration between the zero energy curve and the cooling rate. The chemical element can show on the spectrometer reading but it might not be available to participate in the phase formation. For example in aluminum 356, all available magnesium will show on the spectrometer reading. But how much of it is oxydized ? SFTA will measure the Mg2Si phase potential of the melt before you fill the mold so you can be confident on the heat treatment.
Our metallurgists will also support you for rotary degassing, QualiFlash melt oxidation level ( click here) and real-time chemistry measurement for complete melt control. When are you available for a call ?