Our Process

Lab Refining

At Argen, every step of the refining process is
designed to maximize your returns

Sending Your Scrap to Argen

The refining process begins when you ship your dental scrap to Argen via FedEx. Argen pays all shipping costs and and insures your shipment at no extra charge. Upon receipt we carefully photo document the contents of your package under strict security protocol and email a confirmation of your package’s arrival with an estimated date of completion. Most settlements will be ready within 10 business days.


The Melting Process

In preparation for the first melt, a disk mill is used to crush the scrap, and proprietary flux is added to extract even the smallest particles of precious metals. After the first melt, the materials are cooled, the slag is removed and the metals are placed back inside an induction furnace for a second melt.

Melting Process

Vaccuum Pin Tube

Vaccuum Pin Tube Method

After being melted a second time, a small sample it taken via capillary action through a narrow glass cylinder, called a vacuum pin tube. The sample cools instantly and is then cut into three sections for processing. We ensure a homogenous melt and thus an accurate representative sample because of the use of an induction furnace.


ICP Machine
State-of-the-Art Technology

These precise samples are dissolved by expert chemists before being analyzed by our ICP Machine.

The Inductively Coupled Plasma Machine, or ICP for short, is the most powerful and accurate assaying machine in the world. It uses the power of a plasma flame to split electrons.

ICP Machine

Double Tested

Double Tested

Our experts test each batch against rigorous controls. Our unmatched level of precision means you will know exactly how much precious metal you have and how much it  is worth.


Personal Service and Transparent Reporting

Your all-inclusive settlement record comes with a personal call to discuss the results. We offer flexible payments options, including check or gold, silver, and platinum bullion alloy.

Personal Service

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Sophisticated technology, experts and process, ensure that you will earn more for your scrap through Argen. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the results of your assay, we’ll return all materials to you at no cost.*


*If you elect to have your scrap materials returned to you after the assay process has occurred, the precious metals will be returned in the form of a layered, solid metal bar.

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