Cast Rods, Bars, and Plates

Molycorp Metals & Alloys 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%).

Molycorp Metals & Alloys has 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.

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.
  • Lead time needed for most as-cast parts is 2-3 weeks.
  • Products are shipped FOB Tolleson, AZ, USA.  Freight charges are customer’s responsibility.
  • Terms are generally net 30 days with approved credit.

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