SMC's wrought alloys are remelted in Electroslag Remelting (ESR) furnaces and/or Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR) furnaces.
Our VAR units are double station furnaces capable of melting ingots from 9-inch diameter by 1,000 pounds to 30-inch diameter by 20,000 pounds.
ESR units capability range from 17-inch diameter by 4,000 pounds to 30-inch diameter by 30,000 lbs.
SMC is considered a world leader in melting technology; this leadership translates into lot-to-lot uniformity and the highest quality in all of our products.
All of the secondary melting furnaces have modern control systems, many of which were developed by Special Metals.
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and advancement of product quality, Special Metals continues to develop and implement new control technologies across all of our secondary melting furnaces.