logo Page 2

MeltLab for Steel and
High Temperature Alloys

There are multiple types of requirements for steel and high temperature alloy metals. Suppliers of ingots need to be able to provide customers information on the temperature they should remelt the ingots to in order to get good flowability for their metal. MeltLab helps by providing the liquidus point where the crystals first start forming in the casting. Add the necessary superheat to accommodate temperature losses in tapping and pouring, and you have the desired tap temperature.

For more complex issues, the eutectic and the solidus points are located. For specialty metals, the Expert version of MeltLab can even measure the amounts of carbide or other precipitates, or pick out specific inter-metallic structures. If we can capture a few curves of a specific metal through a demonstration, we can produce routines to pick out specific arrests for your alloy needs.

In a sense, this is DTA on the cheap: you don't need a $75,000+ machine, you don't need a technician with a masters degree to run it, and you get answers in under 5 minutes on the foundry floor (which you can also view in your office seconds later after the analysis is done).
  • Typical MeltLab Steel Analysis Screen showing temperature curve (red), cooling rate curve (green). Click to enlarge.

    MeltLab software
  • Up to 9 sampling stations.
  • Up to 50 grades of metal
  • Select which tests to display, font sizes and colors.
  • Prints results to paper or a file (network capable)
  • Graphs copy and paste into Microsoft products: Word and Excel
  • View results from anywhere on the network
  • Can use R, S and B thermal couple cups.