PyroGenesis assembles first powder production system

3D printing company PyroGenesis says that it has completed its first powder run with ramp-up already underway to take place over approximately four months.

‘The first powders produced were Ti-6Al-4V, one of the most sought after powder on the market,’ said Pierre Carabin, CTO of PyroGenesis. ‘In addition, the System will allow PyroGenesis to produce other materials such as titanium alloys and nickel based superalloy materials.’

PyroGenesis’ System uses plasma atomization to make, small, uniform, fully dense and spherical metal powders that flow like water. The company first began producing powders using this technology for the biomedical industry, between 2001-2004. In 2015, PyroGenesis invested approximately US$2 million in improving both production rate and particle size distribution.

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