Powder Engineering


We develop and produce our own advanced engineered powders dedicated to additive manufacturing for fabricating 3D materials with site specific and improved properties.

Advanced alloy powders are produced using an atomization approach. A thermal plasma process allows for functionalisation of powders, i.e. spheroidization for improved flowability, surface curing and purification, decoration process with nanoparticles. Blending of metal particulate materials with nanoparticles is additionally performed in high energy ball mills.



Key publications

  • Mohanta, B. Lanfant, M. Asfaha, M. Leparoux, Methane dissociation process in inductively coupled Ar/H2/CH4 plasma for graphene nano-flakes production, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 093109 (2017).
  • N.K. Babu, K. Kallip, M. Leparoux, K.A. AlOgab, M.K. Talari, N.M. Alqahtani, High strength Ti-6Al-4V alloy fabricated by high-energy cube milling using calcium as process control agent (PCA) and spark plasma sintering, Int. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol., 93 (2017) 445-453.