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PyroGenesis builds additive manufacturing metal powder production facility



Montreal (Canada), October 18, 2018 
 
PyroGenesis Canada Inc, a company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, has completed its cutting-edge additive manufacturing (AM) metal powder production facility. This state-of-the-art facility will be strictly dedicated to the production of plasma atomised Ti-6Al-4V powders, primarily targeting the aerospace and biomedical industries.
 
“We are very excited about having completed this milestone. It puts PyroGenesis squarely on the map as a quality supplier of Ti-6Al-4V powder for the AM industry. In parallel, we are also investigating other materials which can be produced with our other reactors, currently in our main facility,” said Massimo Dattilo, Vice President of PyroGenesis Additive.
 
This facility now houses a new plasma-based atomization unit, incorporating some of the previously announced advances; inventory storage; and logistics operations. As a result of this facility, capital cost for innovations will be reduced significantly. Future innovations will, once completed, increase yield and production rates.
 
“This next logical step of incorporating some of the previously announced improvements into a cutting-edge facility is now complete. After investing over $ 2.5 million into this facility, all that remains is to incorporate post treatment equipment for it to be a stand-alone facility,” said P Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis.
 
Of note, the facility is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is on track to be AS9100D (Aviation, Space, and Defense) certified by year-end. Upon receipt, PyroGenesis will then pursue ISO 13485 (Medical devices).
 
Separately, PyroGenesis Additive will be exhibiting at Formnext, which will be held in Frankfurt (Germany) from November 13-16, 2018. 
 

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