Continuum Powders launched the upgraded Greyhound M2P 3.0 atomizer, positioning the company among the most carbon-friendly processors of metal powder on the market, delivering industry-leading quality combined with extreme flexibility, improved cycle times, cost competitiveness, and an ideal path towards decarbonization.
The Greyhound M2P (melt-to-powder) platform drastically simplifies the process of recycling alloyed metal waste-stream products into powder in a single processing step. This cradle-to-cradle platform reduces the steps needed for transportation, product handling, primary melting and extensive long-bar processing operations, not to mention the unnecessary mining of elemental metal resources from the planet.
“With this Greyhound M2P platform upgrade, we are solidly putting a stake in the ground as the definitive leader in sustainable metal powders,” stated Phil Ward, chief executive officer of Continuum Powders. “Continuum’s Optipowder is the new standard for sustainability – it is made from 100% recycled feedstock, with 100% green energy and using green argon atomization gas. It’s hard to beat 100%, that’s what we’re championing today at Continuum.”
The Greyhound M2P 3.0 will melt and atomize almost any metallic grade of material due to its high-intensity transferred DC plasma heat source, yet is flexible enough to allow much smaller minimum order quantities and custom alloy configurations. The process implements a state-of-the-art cold hearth technology, the most proven methodology to trap high-density inclusions and assure optimum purity. Further, there is no use of tungsten or ceramics anywhere in the process. Recent upgrades allow more throughput and greater flexibility to larger batch quantities as input material and output powder can be continuously replenished without interruption to atomization.
The upgraded platform will afford customers the same high-quality spherical metal powder they use today while contributing significantly to their decarbonization and sustainability programs by utilizing Continuum’s nearly carbon-free powder materials.
“Continuum Powders matches the highest quality performance of spherical metal powders today, but the real aspect that makes them completely disruptive to the industry is their ability to do so at a nearly carbon-zero footprint while being cost-competitive with the market,” stated Michael Corliss, VP of Technology at Knust-Godwin.