Goodfellow Corp. offers more than 200 metals and materials in powder form for use by researchers and design engineers. Particle sizes range from 0.08 to 850 microns, depending on the material. In addition to pure metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and compounds, a number of custom-made alloys are available in powder form. Various techniques can be employed for the manufacture of these materials, the composition of which can often be specified to meet individual requirements.
Applications for powders vary; benefits can be seen from the form as well as the general properties of the specific material. For example, the large surface-area-to-volume ratio makes certain metal powders suitable for use as catalysts. Fine powder of certain materials is also easy to dissolve in a solvent for casting thin films. In addition, powders can be used to produce porous structures by sintering.
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