PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has announced that the in-person powder production audit at its metal powder production facility in Montreal was completed by a tier one global aerospace company.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of the on-site audit which offered us an opportunity to showcase our facility, our staff, and our groundbreaking process to a leading provider in design, engineering, and manufacturing of aircraft, aerospace technology, and defense solutions,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and Chair of PyroGenesis. “The findings and recommendations suggested to us by the Client were thoughtful, valuable, and easily implemented.”
The company says the on-site facility and production audit was a significant step as part of the final phase of the aerospace client’s qualification process, which has spanned over 18 months of investigative rigor towards PyroGenenesis becoming an approved supplier of metal powders to the client and its suppliers. With this step completed, PyroGenesis is making requested modifications and adjustments in order to proceed with delivery of final samples of titanium powder for chemical and mechanical testing by the client.
“From the outset, we wanted to validate our product and our system with the best, under the hardest and the most difficult standards. We are proud to state that all of the Client’s findings are addressable and aligned with our expectations prior to the audit,” said Mr. Massimo Dattilo, VP, PyroGenesis Additive. “As we have stated in the past, given our unique manufacturing process that exponentially improves upon the world’s leading existing metal powder production process – which we invented – using high temperature plasma atomization, we expect to be in a position to capture a significant share of the global titanium powder market. Completing the modifications by the Client’s audit findings and moving to the final sample delivery stage with such a major global aerospace company is a huge step towards that goal. We continue to be on track for a Q4 2022 / Q1 2023 target for final submission and approval.”
The goal of PyroGenesis’ Additive division is to become a leading supplier of plasma atomized metal powders to end- users of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, which include the aerospace, biomedical, and automotive industries. The Company believes that its NexGen metal powder production system, a single-step process that is unique in that it uses wire as a direct feedstock, will produce significant gains in production speed, particle size control, and cost.