Castolin Eutectic installs new gas atomizer in Quebec
Eutectic Canada has just launched its next-generation Gas Atomizer program that enables the company to produce what it says is the highest quality Thermal Spray & PTA coating powders in its ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility.
“The new gas atomizer reflects our ongoing commitment to bring the latest technology to our customers. We trust this investment will strengthen our leadership in both NAFTA and international markets,” said Gordon Roseborough, president and CEO of Eutectic Canada.
With the evolution of recent technology for Plasma Transferred Arc Welding (PTAW), laserclad coatings and the need to reduce environmental impact when compared to hard chrome plating, there is an increasing demand for gas-atomized powders. The gas atomizer will enhance the development and in-house production of industry leading wear solutions, the company says.
Eutectic Canada is now producing quality metal and metal-matrix powders to provide higher cost benefits and longer component life cycles. These powders are manufactured using the latest gas atomization process, producing perfectly spherical particles that result in high density, porosity-free deposits. The unique alloy properties require minimal heat input and achieve high deposition rates. The alloy range includes self-fluxing alloys in Nickel, Cobalt and Copper, as well as metals and metal alloys to meet ASTM and customer specifications. The gas atomizer has also a special feature to allow high pressure atomization for fine powder production.
The unique alloy properties feature reduced heat input with higher deposition rates. These features provide outstanding benefits:
• Increased productivity
• Reduced energy, powder and labour costs
• Low dilution and minimal HAZ
• Less part distortion
• Reduced carbide loss and degradation
• Reduced cracking