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Title: Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies

The same atomization effect seen in a fuel injector is being applied to titanium metal resulting in fine titanium powders that are less than half the width of a human hair. Titanium melts above 3,000°more »F and is highly corrosive therefore requiring specialized containers. The liquid titanium is poured through an Ames Laboratory - USDOE patented tube which is intended to increase the energy efficiency of the atomization process, which has the ability to dramatically decrease the cost of fine titanium powders. This novel process could open markets for green manufacturing of titanium components from jet engines to biomedical implants.« less
Title: Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047587
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ; powder metallurgy ; ames laboratory ; DOE ; titanium ; Ames ; competition ; innovation ; innovator
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:59
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27