Vacuum melting technologies and equipment
Vacuum metallurgical equipment is manufactured in our facilities in the United States, Poland and China, which are the regions with the highest demand for high-melting and foundry technologies. Since 2006, as a result of strategic acquisition of Retech, we offer our customers worldwide a comprehensive solution in the field of melting furnaces and heat treatment furnaces. Our customers have become the beneficiaries of synergies resulting from the merger of companies.
Electron Beam melting provides the user with a proven refining technology for a wide range of specialty metals. A Retech Electron Beam (EB) furnace utilizes the ease of use and low maintenance of Von Ardenne guns and cold hearth to melt reactive and refractory metals in a sealed vacuum chamber. A Cold Hearth is a water-cooled, cooper vessel is devoid of contaminating elements like Oxygen and yields clean, inclusion-free metal by removing high and low density inclusions during the cold hearth refining process. Electron Beam furnaces can be designed in a wide range of sizes, from laboratory-scale to many tons. Our Electron Beam furnaces can be configured with one or multiple guns, feed systems and withdrawal chambers to meet the needs of our customers. We actively work with those customers to develop the necessary equipment and process solutions, including upstream and downstream components, as well as alloy and application development. Von Ardenne, the world leader in Electron Beam technology, offers Retech the ideal partner to produce the finest, most durable production instruments to exceed the requirements of our most sophisticated customers.