PyroGenesis Begins Production of 3D Printing Powders

Published by , April 4, 2017 11:48 am

(PowderBulkSolids) PyroGenesis has completed the assembly of a production system for metal powders used in 3D printing and recently carried out the first successful manufacturing run. The system uses plasma atomization to produce uniform, fully dense, round metal powders that are in demand by additive manufacturing firms. Its initial run produced a metal powder known as Ti-6AI-4V, but the system can be used to manufacture other materials like Titanium alloys and nickel-based superalloys.
“The first production run not only exceeded our expectations in terms of powder quality and production rate,” Pierre Carabin, chief technology officer of PyroGenesis, said in a statement. “but it also marked both the official start of the ramp-up period and a critical step in achieving our stated goal to become a leading supplier of high purity powders to the additive manufacturing industry.”