Method and apparatus for making a Cu-Cr melt involves melting Cu-bearing alloy component in a melting vessel disposed in ambient air atmosphere, retaining Cr-bearing alloy component in an inverted ceramic crucible held submerged in the melted Cu-bearing alloy component, introducing inert gas into the melted Cu-bearing alloy component, and flowing the melted Cu-bearing alloy component in the melting vessel through openings in the submerged crucible to contact the Cr-bearing alloy component.
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Berge, Paul M.; Gibson, Edwin D.; Kim, Seong-Tcho; and Verhoeven, John D., "Air melting of Cu-Cr alloys" (1998). Iowa State University Patents. 158.