Metalysis is starting up a metal-alloy powder production facility at its Materials Manufacturing Centre in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, U.K. The Generation 4 (Gen4) project was completed in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has since undergone hot commissioning, trial runs and transition into commercial production. Gen4 is the first facility to take Metalysis’ solid-state, modular, electrochemical process to industrial scale and can produce up to hundreds of metric tons per year of high-value, niche and master alloys.

The facility creates a new U.K. source of supply for global end users in advanced manufacturing disciplines including 3D printing, aerospace, automotive and mining. Gen4 enables Metalysis to commercially produce a product mix of titanium alloys; master alloys including scandium-aluminide; compositionally complex alloys including high-entropy alloys; and high-temperature materials.