Our production technology

AP&C is the leader in the production of Titanium, Aluminum and Nickel alloys. Our unique process produces highly spherical metal powder designed for excellent flowability and low porosity.

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Our proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA™) process uses plasma torches to melt and atomize metal wire feedstock sourced from 100% virgin melted material. In order to prevent contamination and ensure a high purity product the melting wire never meets a solid surface.The wire feedstock controls the powder size distribution and allows batch to batch consistency. Our powder is also atomized in a high purity argon atmosphere to ensure the lowest oxygen content. The produced powder size distribution ranges from 0 to 150 µm with the vast majority between 0 to 106 µm or 0 to 75 µm depending on configuration and offers excellent flowability. In addition,our powder is sieved to the requirements of each customer and each lot is tested, blended for homogeneity, and certified before packaging.

 

Advanced Plasma Atomization

AP&C’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA™) powders are well adapted for all additive manufacturing technologies – from R&D to large-scale production, offering exceptional flowability, purity and density with a very low level of porosity. The high quality of their powder allows for more precise printing and batch-to-batch consistency.