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Continuum Powders launches upgraded Greyhound M2P 3.0 atomizer

The upgraded melt-to-powder platform generates much lower carbon than competing powders

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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.”

Continuum Powders launches Greyhound M2P 3.0 upgraded melt-to-powder platform generating lower carbon than competing powders

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.

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Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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