MPC offers a wide range of services for those involved in metallurgical or materials research which include high purity rare earth metals, alloys and single crystals. With capabilities from simple arc casting techniques, single crystal preparation, VIM casting, to plasma spraying and high-pressure gas atomization the MPC can assist research groups in many areas.
We are not a production facility, we specialize in preparing lab scale alloys, powders, ect. and can cast ingots up to 5" in diameter by 17" long. With complete metallography, analytical, and characterization resources to compliment our fabrication capabilities MPC is capable of addressing projects from many directions. Furthermore, all of our services are provided on a cost recovery basis.
Atomic%Weight% Converter. Download a simple MS Excel workbook which calculates conversions of atom percent formulas to weight and volume percents, and vise versa. Element data is inputted via a customizable look-up table.
Metallurgy Assistant is REALBasic® built package which performs atom percent formulas conversion to weight and volume percent, and vise versa, mass balances for alloy preparation, swaging area reduction calculations, ideal gas law pressure calculations, temperature conversions, and casting volume calculations (specific to MPC molds). The software also provides basic element data.
Metallurgy Assistant Version 3.0 (Sit 1.05 MB)†
[Systems: Mac OS X 10.1, 10.2, untested on 10.3]
† Commercial Liability and Disclaimer: Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, U.S. DOE, and the Material Preparation Center make no claim to the accuracy of the calculated results. There is no expressed or implied warrantee.