CNPC Powder, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and having production facilities in China, reports that its recently established Automated Metal Production (AMP) line is producing a new range of aluminium powder explicitly designed for Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) metal Additive Manufacturing.
The aluminium alloy powders are said to exhibit good flowability and sphericity, with few satellites. CNPC states that the powders are positioned to provide value to large-volume AM applications in industries such as automotive and aerospace.
The company’s new AMP line is the latest development at its production facility. “We have achieved success with our AMP line and suite of Al alloys by redesigning atomisation beyond existing atomisation capabilities, such as VIGA, PREP and EIGA,” the company states. “This bottom-up redesign has allowed for increased efficiency and lower production costs, all while improving flowability and sphericity, almost eliminating impurities, and increasing output.”
In addition to the new aluminium alloy powder, CNPC manufactures a wide range of metal powders including iron and copper alloys, nickel, stainless steel and more.