Metalysis (or “the Company”), the U.K. technology company with a solid-state process to produce valuable alloy powders, is powering up the world-first commercial plant at its Materials Manufacturing Centre in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, U.K. The Generation 4 (“Gen4”) project was mechanically completed on time in Q4 2017. It has since undergone hot commissioning, trial runs, optimisation and handover to Operations. The handover signifies Metalysis’ transition into commercial production.
Gen4 is the first facility to take Metalysis’ solid-state, modular, electrochemical process to industrial scale and can produce tens-to-hundreds of tonnes per annum of high value, niche and master alloys. It creates a new U.K. source of supply for global end users in advanced manufacturing disciplines including aerospace, automotive, batteries, light-weighting, magnets, mining and 3D printing consumables. A standout benefit of Metalysis’ technology is its multi-metal capability, which enables the Company to produce alloy ‘recipes’ that comparable processing routes cannot.
Gen4 enables Metalysis to commercially produce a demand-driven product mix of titanium alloys; master alloys including Scandium-Aluminide; compositionally complex alloys including High Entropy Alloys; magnet materials; high temperature materials; and Platinum Group Metal alloys.