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As-Cast Rods, Bars, and Plates

Rare Earth Bar and PlateSantoku America, Inc. can cast any of the rare earth metals into rod, bar or plate form, with some size restrictions.  All as-cast rods, bars and plates are produced from either the pure metal ingots or sublimed metals (99.9% minimum purity).  When recast, each metal will typically contain Ta as indicated below (ND = not detected, or <0.01%).  We have a variety of standard sized rod molds, from a minimum of 1/4" diameter up to 3" diameter for most rod needs.  Plates are also offered in standard thicknesses, from 1/4" thick to 1" thick.  Maximum rod lengths and maximum plate sizes are dependent on melt capacity and furnace room.  Small diameter rods may have only a 4"-6" maximum cast length, whereas larger diameter rods may be cast up to about 16" long.  Plate sizes can be cast up to a size of 24" x 16".  As-cast rods or plates are saw-cut to length or final dimensions, and the metal surface may have visible flow marks.

Rare Earths

Additional Information:

  • As-cast rods, bars and plates are 99.9% pure, excluding tantalum.  
  • As with ingots, purities less than 99.9% for Sc, Ce, Pr, Nd, and Dy are offered.
  • Minimum order requirements also apply to these metal forms.
  • La, Ce, Nd and Pr forms may be dip-sealed in plastic to prevent oxidation.
  • Europium forms are packaged in mineral oil or dip-sealed in plastic.
  • Casting is done in graphite molds.
  • Lead time needed for most as-cast parts is 2-3 weeks.
  •  Products are shipped FOB Phoenix, AZ, USA.  Freight charges are customer's responsibility.
  • Terms are generally net 30 days with approved credit.


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Last updated: 07 March, 2002   -   © 2002 Santoku America, Inc.