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Number: 164/495
Name: Metal founding > Process > Shaping liquid metal against a forming surface > Direct application of electrical or wave energy to work > To electrically heat work material > By arc discharge
Description: Process directed to raising the temperature of the work material by use of an electric arc discharge between an electrode and the work material.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
164/496 Composite article forming 12
164/497 With application of slag or flux 42

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8668760 Method for the production of a .beta.-.gamma.-TiAl base alloy Mar. 11, 2014
8469243 Molten metal discharge nozzle Jun. 25, 2013
7243701 Treating molten metals by moving electric arc Jul. 17, 2007
7114548 Method and apparatus for treating articles during formation Oct. 3, 2006
6988529 Method and apparatus for preparing a metal or metal-alloy product for a casting process Jan. 24, 2006
6712875 Method and apparatus for optimized mixing in a common hearth in plasma furnace Mar. 30, 2004
6659165 Metal casting device and metal casting method using the same Dec. 9, 2003
6561259 Method of melting titanium and other metals and alloys by plasma arc or electron beam May. 13, 2003
6481088 Golf club manufacturing method Nov. 19, 2002
6446705 Method and apparatus for manipulating an electrode Sep. 10, 2002
6427753 Process and apparatus for producing metallic glass Aug. 6, 2002
6267170 Manufacturing apparatus and method for amorphous alloy Jul. 31, 2001
6006821 Method and apparatus for melting and pouring specialty metals Dec. 28, 1999
5740854 Production methods of metallic glasses by a suction casting method Apr. 21, 1998
5634514 Kiln for firing and or casting prosthodontic products Jun. 3, 1997
5524705 Method for casting oxidization-active metal under oxygen-free conditions Jun. 11, 1996
5513693 Method for casting low specific gravity metal with ultra-fine features using high differential pressure May. 7, 1996
5311655 Method of manufacturing titanium-aluminum base alloys May. 17, 1994
5287910 Permanent mold casting of reactive melt Feb. 22, 1994
5273101 Method and apparatus for casting an arc melted metallic material in ingot form Dec. 28, 1993
H1179 Vader plasma arc casting May. 4, 1993
5168917 Casting of dental metals Dec. 8, 1992
5168918 Casting of dental metals Dec. 8, 1992
5156689 Near net shape processing of zirconium or hafnium metals and alloys Oct. 20, 1992
5127468 Method and assembly for consumable electrode vacuum arc melting Jul. 7, 1992
5029631 Process for bonding a mixture of substances together Jul. 9, 1991
4932463 Use of AC power in arc spray process Jun. 12, 1990
4919191 Molten-metal forming method and apparatus which are bottom-loading, bottom-pouring and bottom-unloading Apr. 24, 1990
4919190 Radioactive waste material melter apparatus Apr. 24, 1990
4884625 Method of the plasma jet remelting of a surface layer of a flat metal work having parallel side edges and apparatus for carrying out the method Dec. 5, 1989
4856576 Zirconium-containing coating composition Aug. 15, 1989
4811782 Process for the introduction of chemical-metal elements in metal foundings Mar. 14, 1989
4794979 Method for melting metal, particularly scrap, and forming metal billets Jan. 3, 1989
4762165 Arc melting and casting method and apparatus thereof Aug. 9, 1988
4718477 Apparatus and method for processing reactive metals Jan. 12, 1988
4627148 Method of producing high-purity metal member Dec. 9, 1986
4610296 Melting cast installation Sep. 9, 1986
4593746 Method and apparatus for producing sound castings Jun. 10, 1986
4538671 Arc furnace for the production of small investment castings of reactive or refractory metals such as titanium Sep. 3, 1985
4465119 Method and apparatus for controlling current level in arc discharge melting of material to be precision cast Aug. 14, 1984
4427052 Method of rotary refining and casting Jan. 24, 1984
4418741 Method of controlling relative movement between an ingot and a mold Dec. 6, 1983
4261412 Fine grain casting method Apr. 14, 1981
4259270 Apparatus and method for the manufacture of splat foils from metallic melts Mar. 31, 1981
4154286 Installation for die-casting of metal blanks May. 15, 1979
4150707 Method and apparatus for making dental castings Apr. 24, 1979
4108644 Manufacture of reactive metals and alloys Aug. 22, 1978
4093019 Method of producing small shaped parts by casting from metal and apparatus for performing the method Jun. 6, 1978
4007770 Semi-consumable electrode vacuum arc melting process for producing binary alloys Feb. 15, 1977
3963812 Method and apparatus for making high purity metallic powder Jun. 15, 1976

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