Powder Synthesis and Development Facility

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The Powder Synthesis and Development Facility (PSDF) is dedicated to expanding the use and application of metallic powders through understanding the fundamental characteristics of the powder synthesis process and scientific/metallurgical alloy development.  Primarily powder is produced via close-coupled gas atomization, in our experimental scale (2-5kg) and pilot scale (10-25kg) atomization systems.  
Ames Laboratory PSDF produces custom powder metals which cannot be purchased from commercial suppliers in small and pilot-scale powder batches for external parties through DOE‘s Strategic Partnership Projects.  PSDF also can conduct assessments of powder submitted to the facility.  
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