|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Fundamental Aspects and Modeling Powder Metal Synthesis and Processing
||Influence of the Plasma Gas Composition and Power Level on the Processing of Powders by Induction Plasma
||Siwen Xue, Richard Dolbec, Thomas Kinsey
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The conversion of particles of various morphologies into perfectly spherical powders by induction plasma is a mature process which is attracting sustained interest as a result of the growing demand for high quality powders required by the additive manufacturing processes. We report here a comprehensive study based on modeling experiments that describes the influence of the main processing parameters on the thermodynamic properties of the induction plasma process (also known as the Tekna process). A case study for the processing of a refractory metal will be presented.