Plasma technology for the metal and foundry industry
Our inductive plasma technology has had a significant impact on the metal and foundry industry within heat treatment of titanium and silicon.
Compared to traditional techniques, EFD Induction plasma solutions dramatically simplify and streamline the heat treatment process. An EFD Induction plasma system with 100 kW output power and a 500 mm long plasma flame can typically produce in the region of 100 kg titanium per day.
Moreover, the very high enthalpies obtained by EFD Induction plasma systems result in extremely high purity titanium and silicon. (Inductive plasma can reach temperatures of 5,000 – 11,000°C.)
Titanium prepared with EFD Induction plasma is used for surgical and dental implants. It is also employed in the powder metallurgy and aerospace industries. Our solutions can also be used to produce silicon for use in solar cells.