GLASS INDUSTRY

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Castings for the Glass Industry

Platinum in the Glass Industry

TechForm serves the glass industry with high-temperature and corrosion-resistant platinum-rhodium alloys.  Our deep understanding of the importance of optimal density and mechanical properties for this function-critical industry makes us an ideal partner for reducing costs through net-shape and near-net-shape geometries.

Why Platinum?

Platinum’s unique properties make it irreplaceable in a vast number of applications.  For glass manufacturing, these desirable properties will typically fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Corrosion Resistance
  • High Temperature Capability

Platinum 90% Rhodium 10%

This alloy is highly resistant to oxidation at high temperatures and therefore ideal as a glass casting alloy for production applications.

 

As-Cast Properties

BrilliantPt™ with HIP Properties

Yield Strength:20.3 ksi20.8 ksi
Ultimate Tensile Strength:47.8 ksi48.2 ksi
Elongation:37%43%
Reduction of Area:64%89%
Vickers Hardness (HV0.5):8989

Product Development

TechForm is an experienced co-developer of products, working in tandem with our customers to ensure that cast products are developed as efficiently and effectively as possible.  The prototyping process at TechForm is highly flexible with the use of 3D pattern printing, allowing for simultaneous production of multiple design iterations when desired. Once a final design is determined through prototyping, hard tooling for wax or plastic injection can be produced with minimal risk for the need of downstream modifications.

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