PyroGenesis’ Additive Manufacturing QMS approved by major aerospace company
June 18, 2020
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., has announced that its Quality Management System (QMS) for the production of metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing industry has been approved by one of the leading non-European aerospace companies.
“Although this does not guarantee any future orders and, on the face of it, may seem to be a minor and expected development, it is in reality very significant as it complements the cutting-edge improvements we have made with our NexGen™ technology which we have announced in previous press releases, and is a key and fundamental step forward,” stated Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis.
PyroGenesis’ NexGen™ Plasma Atomization System, which produces metal powder at over 25 kg/hour, was unveiled in 2019 after having fulfilled a specialty metal powder order for a non-aerospace client, while maintaining all the characteristics demanded by the AM Industry (ie. oxygen content, flowability, density, etc.).
At the time, Massimo Dattilo, Vice President of PyroGenesis Additive noted that, “…a limiting factor in titanium adoption in the marketplace has been its cost. By lowering the cost of a typically expensive product, NexGen™ has opened the door to other opportunities (both markets and applications) which, until now, found titanium to be too expensive to adopt. We expect that price reductions now permitted by the NexGen™ technology will drive an increased adoption of PyroGenesis’ powders by new markets and applications where the higher cost of plasma atomised powders was typically prohibitive.”
“This relationship outside of Europe expands, builds upon and complements that which we have developed with Aubert & Duval in Europe,” added Pascali. “It has taken a bit more time than expected, but we now have in place one of the best quality systems which, combined with our gamechanging NexGen™ technology, positions us well to service the AM Industry.”