Continuum Powders launches updated Greyhound melt-to-powder platform

November 8, 2023

November 8, 2023

Sustainable metal powder producer Continuum Powders, Los Gatos, California, USA has announced significant upgrades to its powder atomisation platform. The launch and rapid expansion of Greyhound M2P 3.0 is said to position the company as one of the most carbon-friendly processors of metal powders on the market, delivering good quality combined with extreme flexibility, improved cycle times, cost competitiveness, and a path towards decarbonisation.

The Greyhound M2P (melt-to-powder) platform simplifies the process of recycling alloyed metal waste-stream products into powder in a single processing step. This cradle-to-cradle platform is expected to save on transportation, product handling, primary melting and extensive long bar processing operations, as well as cutting down unnecessary mining of elemental metal resources.

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The Greyhound M2P 3.0 will reportedly melt and atomise almost any metallic grade of material due to its high intensity transferred DC plasma heat source and is flexible enough to allow much smaller minimum order quantities and custom alloy configurations. The process implements a cold hearth technology, the most proven methodology to trap high density inclusions and assure optimum purity. Further, there is no use of tungsten or ceramics anywhere in the process. Recent upgrades allow more throughput and greater flexibility to larger batch quantities as input material and output powder can be continuously replenished without interruption to atomisation.

The upgraded platform will afford customers the same high-quality spherical metal powder they use today, while contributing significantly to their decarbonisation and sustainability programmes by utilising Continuum’s nearly carbon-free powder materials.

“With this Greyhound M2P platform upgrade, we are solidly putting a stake in the ground as the definitive leader in sustainable metal powders,” stated Phil Ward, CEO of Continuum Powders. “Continuum’s Optipowder is the new standard for sustainability – it is made from 100% recycled feedstock, with 100% green energy and using green argon atomisation gas. It’s hard to beat 100%, that’s what we’re championing today at Continuum.”

Continuum Powders is currently exhibiting at Formnext 2023 in Hall 11.0, F16.

November 8, 2023

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