Cascade e-Ion Plasma

May 01, 2015

The Cascade e-Ion Plasma from Micropyretics Heaters International Inc. reportedly revolutionizes traditional processes, such as tool bit coatings, nonstick surfacing, glass bending, brazing, sintering, CVD/PVD and surface cleaning among other processes. The reducing beam enables the easy formation of nitrides and oxy-nitrides for possible use on biomedical parts, for deburring and hard-facing. The best possible reconditioning of tools and antiseize coating of parts are now low-cost and highly profitable with this affordable device.

This technology produces a highly stable thermal plasma plume using just air and electricity. It's almost silent operation uses very little energy, leaves behind no residue and is safer than traditional heating methods. The unique Cascade e-Ion Plasma is versatile. It can be used with gases like nitrogen, argon or forming gas, and on many materials like hard alloys, plastics, metals, cast iron, stainless steel, glass (coating and forming), ceramics and composites.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys


    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • ceramics


    Cutting tool materials based on aluminum oxide and silicon nitride. Ceramic tools can withstand higher cutting speeds than cemented carbide tools when machining hardened steels, cast irons and high-temperature alloys.

  • composites


    Materials composed of different elements, with one element normally embedded in another, held together by a compatible binder.

  • sintering


    Bonding of adjacent surfaces in a mass of particles by molecular or atomic attraction on heating at high temperatures below the melting temperature of any constituent in the material. Sintering strengthens and increases the density of a powder mass and recrystallizes powder metals.