The buyer has the intention of purchasing equipment for production of rapidly solidified metallic ribbons on the laboratory scale (5-10 g per run), using the melt spinning method.
The equipment should be capable of accurate process control, including melt temperature measurement, variable substrate velocity, melt ejection pressure and crucible-substrate distance. A high vacuum pumping system shall be included. Melt temperatures up to 1 700 centigrade shall be accessible while reachable cooling rates shall be in the range of 10^5 to 10^6 K/s. The machine should be capable of exchanging the substrate wheel for a static mold for injection casting of metals.
The contracting authority estimates that the equipment's lifetime will be approx. 10-15 years.
See the contracting authority's requirement specifications in annex 1_2_7 for further procurement requirements (see the annex).
The contracting authority intends to procure 1 machine as described in the tender documentation and the requirement specifications.