A3DM promotes and supports plasma processing technologies that reform angular and agglomerated metal particles into dense spherical powders for Additive Manufacturing.
The induction process is "Refractory Free" where the potential of inclusions from ceramic melt crucibles is eliminated
Precursors of crushed, atomized, or recycled particles are transformed "In-Flight" through inert gas plasma
Passing through plasma at 10,000K degrees particles form dense spheres with a reduction in many trace elements
The process provides a narrow particle size distribution with high purity and superior flow properties
Custom plasma reactors can also be designed, where temperatures cool from 10,000K to 1,000K in less than 80ms to form dense nano-sized ceramic or metal particles
Plasma processing technologies are suitable for a broad array of metals and ceramics with applications in advanced materials science and manufacturing