PyroGenesis files patent for improved 3D printing material production process
Montreal-based company targets the growing 3D printing industry with new process
MONTREAL—PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a company that designs, develops, and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has developed a new process that will produce metallic powders at higher rates while controlling powder size.
Demand for specific size distribution of particles and higher production rates are driven largely by the growing 3D printing industry, as well as by the additive manufacturing industry.
“Additive manufacturing is a US$2.5 billion industry and it is expected to grow to US$10 billion by 2020,” Peter Pascali PyroGenesis CEO, said. “High quality powders such as those produced by PyroGenesis, is an essential element fueling this growth.”
The company filed a provisional patent today, and is expected to file a worldwide patent within six months. PyroGenesis’ technology has the distinction of producing highly flowable and very pure spherical metallic powders.