PyroGenesis Canada, Inc., Montreal, Québec, Canada, has announced the completion of a significant commercial order for titanium powder from its partner Aubert & Duval, a subsidiary of the Eramet Group headquartered in Paris, France. The order for 100 kg of titanium powder, produced using the company’s NexGen™ plasma atomisation system, is part of an agreement between the companies to supply plasma atomised titanium powder, on a mutually exclusive basis, to the Additive Manufacturing market in Europe.
“We are thrilled to be fulfilling this commercial order, especially given the fact that it came via our partner Aubert & Duval,” stated Massimo Dattilo, VP, PyroGenesis Additive. “According to Grand View Research, the global 3D printing market was valued at USD 13.84 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.8% from 2022 to 2030. Given the sheer size of this market and our unique manufacturing process, we believe we are well positioned to capture a significant share of the overall titanium powder market.”
Dattilo continued, “This order is both an important commercial milestone, as well as further validation of our process and ability to supply some of the highest quality powder produced to the AM industry using our NexGen plasma atomisation process. We are making larger commercial batches now, not just sample batches, and additional batches are underway. For comparison, previous sample batches were a couple of hundred grams, whereas this production batch is 100 kg. It’s an exciting time.”
Aubert & Duval is a supplier of metal powders for Additive Manufacturing, serving the aerospace, energy, transport, medical, defence, automotive and other large scale, demanding markets.