PyroGenesis announces powder production audit by leading aerospace company as part of qualification process

September 1, 2022

PyroGenesis Canada, Inc., Montreal, Québec, Canada, has announced that a tier one North American global aerospace company will be conducting an in-factory powder production audit at PyroGenesis’ metal powder production facility in Montreal as part of the final phase of a qualification agreement.

“After many months of document review and process improvements, we are now proud and honoured to be showcasing our facility, our staff, and our groundbreaking process to this major international corporation – a legendary company who continues to be a world leader in design, engineering, and manufacturing of airplanes and aerospace technology,” stated P Peter Pascali, CEO and chair of PyroGenesis. “We have all worked extremely hard to reach this point. In our opinion, this is one of the most important and critical steps in our powder production qualification.”

This powder production audit is part of the final phase of the qualification process which has spanned over eighteen months of investigation by the aerospace company. This portion of the audit will consist mainly of a facilities and operations assessment, during which PyroGenesis’ technicians and operators will demonstrate the reliability of the company’s cutting-edge metal powder production facility and work instruction processes.

Upon successful completion of this in-person audit, the last step will include providing final powder samples to test specific mechanical and chemical properties. Once all steps are completed and testing is finished, PyroGenesis’ process will be locked down and ready to receive commercial orders; no further changes will be allowed. The aerospace will certify the company’s metal powders for use by the customer and its component suppliers. The formal and methodical process with this aerospace company is anticipated to achieve final approval towards the end of this year.

Massimo Dattilo, VP, PyroGenesis Additive, commented, “As we have stated in the past, given our unique manufacturing process that improves exponentially on the world’s existing leading metal powder production process – which we invented 25 years ago – using high temperature plasma atomisation, we expect to be in a position to capture a significant share of the overall titanium powder market. We are confident that our NexGen metal powder production system, a single-step process that is unique in that it uses wire as a direct feedstock for significant gains in production speed and particle size control, will meet or surpass Client expectations, both over the next two weeks during the on-site audit, and beyond.”

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