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Imphytek Powders is a 50/50 joint venture company combining Aperam’s expertise in Nickel & Specialty Alloys with Tekna’s unique wire plasma atomization technology. We produce high-performance powder for advanced manufacturing technologies. We benefit from the existing know-how and the global industrial network of both Aperam and Tekna. Imphytek PowdersTM SAS is based in Mâcon, France, and markets the jointly developed high-quality spherical metal powders engineered and optimized for additive manufacturing, laser cladding, and metal injection molding applications in all industrial segments. We aim to serve the most demanding local and global customer specification with outstanding quality and service
WHAT WE DO
We transform nickel and specialty alloys made by Aperam Alloys Imphy using Tekna’s automated industrial process into unique spherical high-performance powders. We combine the power of inductively coupled plasma with high-performance raw materials yielding advanced high-quality performance powders.
With the support of our shareholders, we continually innovate to bring new technical solutions to your advanced manufacturing needs
Premium Quality Powder
Our high sphericity powder brings you faster printing speeds, is better for complex part design, and better powder recyclability
In addition to the benefits of high sphericity, higher density brings you enhanced mechanical properties of your parts
The unique flowability properties of our powders makes cleaning operations easier and optimises machine productivity
Controlled oxygen content contributes to the mechanical properties of the parts produced and enables more cycles in the printing process
With 0% porosity another unique feature bringing strength to your final product
PREMIUM SUPPLY CHAIN
Made in France, Imphytek Powders is located less than 200 km from Aperam Alloys Imphy, our preferred supplier of wire, and fully benefits from the worldwide presence of Aperam and Tekna’s sales network with the responsiveness of a local presence. Continually aiming to provide 100% customer satisfaction our team is fully mobilized to deliver on time, every time
PREMIUM QUALITY MANAGEMENT
We provide our customers with the highest quality powders by ensuring their performance, consistency, and value according to our customer’s expectations.
Our wire feedstock coming from Aperam Imphy gives us full traceability with a product 100% manufactured in France.
Furthermore, thanks to the support of Aperam Alloys Imphy R&D we are innovators and bring new powder solutions to meet the exacting demands of our customers.
Imphytek Powders is committed to achieving customer satisfaction by the use of quality procedures that will be operated to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 and AS9100:D.
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IMPHYTEK POWDERS
In highly demanding and evolving applications, our customers need products to meet the most exacting of standards.
The quality of our performance powders and controlled grain sizes perfectly meets the needs of our customers in all of their advanced metallurgical processes as well as ensuring optimal density of finished products
Enabling significant weight reduction as well as combining several parts as one, additive manufacturing is growing strongly in this field. The quality of our products contributes to the gains of our customers in the costs of space exploration.
Turbomachinery is indispensable for energy generation. Its high-performance parts feature complex, high-tech designs that need to be more and more robust and powerful as the demand for energy increases. In addition, turbomachinery parts need to be resistant and reliable – even at temperatures beyond the melting point. Additive manufacturing can solve many of these challenges and is suitable for numerous applications
OIL & GAS
The oil and gas industry requires many low-volume components that are relatively expensive to manufacture, stock, and replace. Additive manufacturing optimizes asset maintenance in a variety of ways and improves design quality. . AM reduces warehouse stocks through on-demand printing. The attendant savings have more impact given the historical volatility of oil prices. Downturns increase the pressure to minimize inventories of spare parts.
Starting from applications in high-performance vehicles, additive manufacturing will be one of the strongest growth trends in the coming years. Our product quality will bring the same benefits to these growing end uses.
Additive manufacturing is the construction of a 3D part from a CAD or digital model made by building up the part from powder layer by layer. This process, also known as 3D printing enables less waste and allows businesses to produce parts faster than a traditional milling process.
Laser cladding is a way to deposit metallic material on the surface of a complex-shaped part in order to give it a new surface functionality and makes it possible to repair worn surfaces.
Metal Injection Moulding
The MIM (Metal Injection Molding) process was derived from plastic injection molding and adapted to the technology of metallic powders. This technique has the advantage of creating near net complex shapes with a high surface finish and fine tolerances without the need for subsequent machining.
Hot and Cold Isostatic Pressing
Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is a process used to consolidate materials (metallic or ceramic) to near theoretical density