, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 812–820 | Cite as

Electron-Beam Melting

Does It Improve the Properties of Metals and Compounds?
  • S. R. Seagle
  • R. L. Martin
  • O. Bertea
Technical Article


The electron-beam melting process offers the potential of purifying high-melting-point materials because of the high temperatures and vacuums attainable. The results of studies of the effects of electron-beam melting on metals and compounds are presented. The metals evaluated were: beryllium, boron and boron alloys, cobalt, hafnium, tungsten, and vanadium. The compounds included: titanium carbide, tantalum carbide, and zirconium di-boride. In addition, deoxidation studies were carried out on beryllium, molybdenum, and vanadium and the results obtained are presented.


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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Seagle
    • 1
  • R. L. Martin
    • 1
  • O. Bertea
    • 1
  1. 1.Reactive Metals Products, R&D dept.Bridgeport Brass Co., div. of National Distillers and Chemical Corp.NilesUSA

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