The xrFuse range of electric fusion machines from XRF Scientific is available as six-position high-volume and two-position compact models. Ceramic cradle and holders ensure that the environment for creating beads has zero contamination. The machines have been designed to allow for both pre-heating and ICP processes. A simple touch screen user interface is flexible enough to cope with a simple operation on a repeatable basis or a complex one-off experiment. The external surfaces of the instrument are all safe to touch.