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Plasma processing of low-cost metal powder feedstocks

Objective

The project is intended to develop a new processing technique, using thermalplasmas on an industrial scale, to convert low cost, impure metal powders ofirregular shape to high quality, pure and spherical form which can then be usedin high-value added applications within powder metallurgy and surface coating.of particular interest is low cost, high wear resistance titanium components andtheir manufacture from such powders.the project will both develop the technology for the powder production process andthe downstream processing of powders to form actual engineering parts and surfacecoatings.modification of the chemistry of the surfaces of the powders during conversion is an important aspect of the process as is the potential to produce alloy powdersfrom elemental feedstocks.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

PHOENIX SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Address
Apex Business Park
BN27 3JU Hailsham
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

O.M.T. OBERFLAECHEN-UND MATERIALTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Seelandstr. 7
23569 Luebeck