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Equipment

The following processing techniques are available to the Magnesium Process Technology department:

MachineDescription 
Dosing furnaceRauch MDO 70, melting and dosing furnace 
Melting furnace0.05-100 kg 
Vacuum furnaceALD VIM6 II Mg, max. 30 kW 
Ultrasound generatorHielscher UIP1500; for particle dispersion and melt treatment 
High Shear Rotor/Stator MixerZYOMAX, for shearing of and particle dispersion in magnesium melt 
Wire-drawing machineMüller Engineering EZ6.01; Wire diameter: Ø6,0 - Ø2,0 mm; 
Wire-drawing machineMüller Engineering EZ2.01; Wire diameter: Ø2,0 - Ø0,2 mm 
Alloy analysisSpectrolab M, analysis of metallic materials via spark emission spectrum analysis, spectrophotrometry, wet-chemical analysis, X-rayfluorescence-analyser Bruker Explorer S4 
Creep standsATS, creeping under tensile and compressive stress and temperature up to 600 °C 
DilatometerNetzsch 402C, measurement of thermal expansion 
DTA/TGAMettler Toledo, thermal analysis 
Viscosymeter, RheometerAnalysis of melt flow 
Permanent mould direct chill casting equipmentSeveral shapes 
Casting spirals, chillsSolidification analysis under different circumstances 
   

Further manufacturing processes and the characterisation of materials are implemented together with other research groups at Hereon, as well as in cooperation with research and industrial partners.