Titanium and zirconium metal powder spheroidization by thermal plasma processes

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Bissett, H.; van der Walt, I.J.; Havenga, J.L.; Nel, J.T.;
  • Publisher: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Subject: titanium | spheroidization | plasma | zirconium

New technologies used to manufacture high-quality components, such as direct laser sintering, require spherical powders of a narrow particle size distribution as this affects the packing density and sintering mechanism. The powder also has to be chemically pure as impur... View more
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