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One-piece, composite crucible with integral withdrawal/discharge section

United States Patent

July 30, 2002
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A one-piece, composite open-bottom casting mold with integral withdrawal section is fabricated by thermal spraying of materials compatible with and used for the continuous casting of shaped products of reactive metals and alloys such as, for example, titanium and its alloys or for the gas atomization thereof.
Besser; Matthew (Urbandale, IA), Terpstra; Robert L. (Ames, IA), Sordelet; Daniel J. (Ames, IA), Anderson; Iver E. (Ames, IA), Hartman; Alan D. (Albany, OR), Argetsinger; Edward R. (Albany, OR), Hansen; Jeffrey S. (Corvallis, OR), Paige; Jack I. (Albany, OR), Turner; Paul C. (Independence, OR)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
09/ 481,033
January 11, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-82 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, which contract grants to the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. the right to apply for this patent.