PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has announced recently that PyroGenesis has now produced titanium powder on its NexGen™ Plasma Atomization System with production rates in excess of 25 kg/h. Of note, these increased production rates are achieved with lower operating (“OPEX”) and capital (“CAPEX”) costs.
On March 19th, 2019 PyroGenesis unveiled its game-changing NexGen™ Plasma Atomization System, which produces metal powder at over 25 kg/h, shattering any published plasma-atomized production rates for titanium known to management, and announced having fulfilled a specialty metal powder order using the NexGen™ unit.
PyroGenesis successfully produced titanium powder on the NexGen™ while maintaining all the characteristics demanded by the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) industry (i.e. oxygen content, flowability, density, etc.). Of note, this increased production rate was achieved at lower OPEX per hour, which translates into a significant cost per kilogram savings.
Essentially, NexGen™ will allow PyroGenesis to convert low-value materials to high-quality powder that have been deemed to be too expensive to produce.