Plasma Gasification Company Purchases Metal Powder Plant for 3D Printing

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has purchased a CAD $2 million metallurgical powder pilot plant from an unnamed mining and metal firm in Montreal. The company, which focuses on the use of plasma for waste management, will be using the powder plant for the purposes of material production, nanotechnology and 3D printing.

PyroGenesis is an interesting company. With clients like the US Navy, Northrop Grumman and Carnival Cruises, PyroGenesis uses its proprietary waste management technique to convert all sorts of garbage (even toxic and medical waste) into slag, metal ingots, synthetic gas and electricity. By applying a process known as plasma gasification — in which a plasma torch heats something up to such a high temperature that it becomes a gas — waste is broken down into basic molecular components resulting in gas that can be used for energy and slag, which is a chemically inert material suitable for construction. The company claims that the byproducts of the process and that the process overall are very clean. For more on how it works, watch below:

Source: 3DPrintingIndustry.com

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