LPW Technology announced its high quality plasma spherodized metal powders for additive manufacturing. These plasma spherodized metal powders are produced using LPW’s unique Plasma Spheroidization equipment.
The Plasma Spheroidization process uses high energy plasma to produce cleaner, highly spherical and dense metallic powders with greater flowability.
The plasma spherodized metal powders include Tantalum, Tungsten, and Titanium alloys, including Ti-6Al-4V. Several refractory metals are in development. These include Molybdenum and Niobium, and ultra-clean Nickel Based Superalloys.
The most significant benefit of this novel technology is perfectly spherical metal powder with no satellites, increasing the flowability and packing density of the powder which is critical for additive manufacturing machines.
In addition, levels of surface contamination, compared to conventional gas-atomized powders, are reduced. This has the potential to enhance mechanical properties in the finished AM component.
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