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.
Fields of science
Call for proposalData not available
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
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