Plating

PLATING

Material processing for challenging applications often requires a novel solution. H.C. Starck Solutions highly qualified process engineers and developers have long been collaborating with customers to meet unique industry requirements with value-added resolutions. This has culminated in one of the core services on offer from H.C. Starck Solutions. Using high-purity molybdenum (Mo) as a base material, H.C. Starck Solutions routinely generates composite plates using a choice of electrodeposited metals, including:

  • Precious metals like gold (Au) and silver (Ag).
  • Transition metals like nickel (Ni), rhodium (Rh, and ruthenium (Ru).

H.C. Starck Solutions plating service exploits the exceptional thermodynamic properties of molybdenum, including its high strength and stiffness under refractory conditions. It is one of the highest performing substrate materials for plating in aerospace and defense, electronics, and industrial processing applications, benefitting from exceptional adherence with deposited metal coatings. H.C. Starck Solutions molybdenum plates can withstand extremely high temperatures without softening or expanding, enabling the functional coating to retain its desired characteristics throughout operating conditions.

The challenge of electroplating on molybdenum substrates is the material’s relatively high reactivity with other metals. This can result in the generation of undesirable oxides that inhibit adhesion between the substrate and the coating material. H.C. Starck Solutions has a wealth of experience in design and engineering with challenging refractories, including molybdenum and its alloys. These problems can subsequently be overcome with confidence, ensuring uniform functional coatings of high-performance molybdenum substrates for sectors as challenging as semiconductor and chemical processing.

If you would like any more information about H.C. Starck Solutions electroplated coatings and electroless nickel coating services, please contact a member of the team today.

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Hot and Cold Rolling

ADVANTAGES

Material processing can often be challenging, especially when working with refractory metals. H.C. Starck’s expertise in powder metallurgy and material processing make us excellent partners for assisting you with your material processing.

H.C. Starck’s highly qualified Process Engineers and Production Developers are available to help resolve material processing issues with our hot and cold rolling technology.

These engineers are experienced in a wide spectrum of metals and alloys, and can assist with specifications for your material process and design needs.

Our toll rolling services offer the capability of converting material into varying flat material sizes of gauge, length and width. H.C. Starck has the expertise to walk with you every step of the way, from the concept phase through high volume manufacturing.

Through a tolling team approach, customers benefit from H.C. Starck’s dedicated personnel of research engineers. This collaborative effort facilitates new and improved product designs along with providing access to extensive in-house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities equipped with the latest in analytical tools, testing equipment, modeling, and simulation software for evaluating product performance in your particular application.

H.C. Starck is a premier global supplier of refractory and technology metals, advanced ceramic powders, and a recognized leader in recycling of refractory metals. H.C. Starck’s expertise includes 100 years of product development, powder metallurgical, and advanced metal and ceramic powders experience. We have a vast product portfolio – from molybdenum, tungsten, niobium, tantalum, copper, nickel pure and alloyed materials to complex, fabricated assemblies.

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Electron Beam Melting

ADVANTAGES

A number one priority for H.C. Starck Solutions is our contribution to the environment. To advance our sustainability development, we offer customers the unique service of recycling spent or used products through our electron beam melting (EBM) furnace.

Electron beam melting technology at H.C. Starck Solutions uses recycled molybdenum, tantalum and niobium as part of its raw material input. The process employs electrons to bombard the material in the EBM furnace, so the material melts and falls into a water-cooled copper mold where it solidifies into a round ingot. The ingot is then forged and formed into the desired shape.

Electron beam melting is carried out under high vacuum in the EBM furnace. In the instance of molybdenum, the elements with melting points lower than molybdenum volatilize which leaves the molybdenum more than 99.95 % pure and 100 % dense.

H.C. Starck Solutions continues to improve its electron beam melting processes to offer customers the most efficient and cost saving alternatives.

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Pellets

ADVANTAGES

H.C. Starck Solutions offers molybdenum Pellets as a consolidated form providing a particularly effective means of making molybdenum alloy additives. The molybdenum pellets are vacuum grade pressed and sintered with a molybdenum content of 99.8 % minimum.

APPLICATION

High Energy / Waste Containment

MARKET SEGMENT

Industrial Processing, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics

MATERIALS

Mo

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Pellets are sintered in hydrogen and have extremely low gas content, which keeps degassing during vacuum melting to an absolute minimum. Pellets are pressed and sintered to withstand rigorous handling. In addition, they are sufficiently small enough to dissolve rapidly and yet dense enough to settle into the molten metal bath.

Vacuum melt 99.8 % and air melt 99 % grade pellets are available.

We produce alloy additives from molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum and niobium refractory metals which are derived from our production processes. We use high-quality materials with some of the highest purity levels.

Superalloy materials obtain many of their high temperature strength and corrosion resistance through the use of refractory metal alloying.

H.C. Starck Solutions offers all of the major refractory metals to the specialty alloy producers as alloying agents. Special low gas content is available which keeps out-gassing to a minimum. Various grades are available to meet customer requirements.

Products are offered in all forms as melt additives:

  • Chips
  • Turnings
  • Trimmings

Pure Molybdenum OMPP Pellets (99.8 %)

Pure Molybdenum OMPP Pellets are vacuum grade pressed and sintered molybdenum pellets with a molybdenum content of 99.8 % minimum

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