Ultra Fine Specialty Products commissions pilot atomiser

March 28, 2022

Ultra Fine Specialty Products’ pilot and production atomisers utilise a unique gas atomisation process to produce high-purity spherical metal powders (Courtesy Ultra Fine Specialty Products)

Ultra Fine Specialty Products, LLC, an affiliate of Novamet Specialty Products Corporation, reports that its manufacturing site in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA, has installed capabilities to produce pilot quantities of gas atomised powders. This is expected to enable the development of custom alloys based on iron, cobalt, nickel, and copper for Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Binder Jetting (BJT) Additive Manufacturing, as well as Metal Injection Moulding (MIM).

Ultra Fine Specialty Products’ pilot and production atomisers utilise a unique gas atomisation process to produce high-purity spherical metal powders with tightly sized particle distributions (d90 <30 µm) to meet customers’ stringent specifications for MIM and metal Additive Manufacturing, particularly applicable to BJT.

The newly commissioned pilot atomiser enables orders of as little as 50 kg, reducing the amount of material that customers must purchase for development projects. Upon successful evaluation, quantities can be readily scaled to high volumes on existing production equipment. The pilot equipment will enable the development of technology to further optimise particle size distributions, improve sphericity, and reduce satellites to facilitate the growth of these processes.

Ultra Fine Specialty Products was purchased on June 30, 2020, from Carpenter Technology by a group of investors affiliated with Novamet. Novamet Specialty Products Corporation was formed in 1976 to apply technology to the development of nickel-base powders with unique morphologies, shapes, and sizes. The company currently processes and distributes various metal powders and coated products for the MIM, aerospace, automotive, coatings, and electronic materials markets.

www.ultrafinepowder.com

www.novametcorp.com

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Hot Isostatic Pressing for the production of large, near-net shape components
  • Safeguarding PM part usage in a new automotive industry
  • How to make metal powders., Part 3
  • Company profile: Jiangxi Yuean Advanced Materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

Browse the archive

 

Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link