Technical information

AtomizationHow Metal Powders and Foils Are Produced

  • Melting and Spraying

    The raw metal is melted in a furnace.
    The molten metal flows into a small crucible, called a tundish. As the molten metal flows out via a hole in the bottom of the tundish, a jet of high-pressure gas or water is used to scatter the molten metal, so that it solidifies into particles.

  • Classifying and Sieving

    The particle size distribution of the collected powder is adjusted for the intended application using a vibration sifter or air classifier.

  • Mixing

    The particle size adjusted powder is mixed in a blender to ensure uniformity.

  • Inspecting

    All lots are inspected based on powder properties, alloy components, and other criteria.