SMACC-Labs

Powder Piloting Services

Service platform for performance driven design and pilot scale processing of powder based materials and components. Powder Piloting Services offers easy way for customers to check their ideas starting from technical feasibility / marketing surveys and ending to pilot scale processing of materials and components.

Powder Piloting Services is an outcome service which will offer easy access for piloting of new powder compositions and products and by that way boost up development and adoption of resource efficient manufacturing and alternative materials for substitution.

Areas of expertise

Coatings

  • Thermal spray, laser claddings

Components

  • 3D printing, powder metallurgy (PIM ,HIP, Sinter) Powder based additives

Powder based additives

  • Reinforced castings, catalytic, functional fillers e.g. EM shielding

Circular economy solutions – secondary raw material based solutions

  • Utilization of industrial side-streams in powder technology and in added value industrial materials

Facilities & equipment

  • Selective Laser Melting Machine SLM 125 HL
  • Direct Write Thermal Spray (DWTS)
  • Direct Write Paste (DWP)
  • Atomisation equipment
  • Fluidized bed Aeromatic MP-1
  • Niro Spray Dryer P-6.3, pilot scale
  • Buchi Spray Dryer B-290, laboratory scale
  • Mechanical milling and alloying equipment
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) equipment
  • Powder Injection Molding (PIM) equipment
  • Laser diffractometer Malvern Master Sizer 3000
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS
  • XRD equipment
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) STA 44 F1 Jupiter