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Equipped with latest technology, the Pometon R&D Centre is the heart of our product development and is undertaken by our team of experienced Research Engineers who work in close collaboration with our customers. Metal powders such as Titanium, Aluminum and Nickel for the biomedical, aerospace and electronics field, need constantly to be customized and Pometon is at the forefront of the development of such specialized powders. We encourage our customers to collaborate with us at our research facilities and we provide customers technical assistance with the application of metal powders.

R&D functions and goals

  • Improvement of existing products
  • New product development
  • Absorption of new technologies
  • New process development
     
  • Technical-scientific collaborations with industrial companies;
  • Cooperation with the universities, national and international research centers;
  • Participation in European and international projects and consortiums;
  • Moving forward to environment appropriate technology.

Pometon R&D Department is focused on:

Materials

Expertise to select the right powder

Design

Support to create innovative PM solutions

Process

Know-how to ensure optimum production efficiency and quality.

Environment

We choose the appropriate technologies.

Participation

Participation in European and international projects and consortiums

Pometon technologies

ATOMIZATION TECHNIQUES (water, air)
ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS
MILLING

Pometon Research equipment

Scanning Electron Microscope together with Optical microscope

The scanning electron microscope is capable of high resolution images with a magnifications over 100,000. It is equipped with different detectors, which provide morphological and structural information, and thanks to the presence of an EDS detector (Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy), it is possible to obtain information on the chemical composition of the material under examination.

Optical microscope’s , with magnifications up to 1000X, are  used for metallographic investigations and  the evaluation of the porosity in the  material.

X-ray crystallographic analysis (XRD)

Analysis using X-ray diffraction allows Pometon to define and quantify the crystallographic phases present in the powder , which ultimately influence the mechanical characteristics.

D8 Advanced Eco, Bruker

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

Plasma emission spectroscopy allows Pometon to  determining the qualitative and quantitative chemical composition of powders. The equipment is very precise and capable of recognizing all the elements in the  periodic table.

Laser diffraction particle size analyzer

Laser diffraction allows Pometon to determine the particle size distribution of a powder. It gives indications on the size of the particles and the composition. It is equipped with dry and wet sampling units.

Mastersizer 3000, Malvern

Thermogravimetry, differential scanning calometry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DSC-DTA)

The thermal analyzer allows to measure the changes in the physical properties of a material as a function of temperature, in a range between -150 ° C and 2400 ° C.

It records the weight variations of a sample and gives information on the endothermic and exothermic processes that take place when the temperature changes.

STA 449 F3 Jupiter, Netzsch

Helium Pycnometer

The helium pycnometer is an instrument capable of measuring the volume of a porous solid. The equipment allows Pometon to accurately measure the “ empty spaces“  ( porosity ) in a powder.

Avio 200 ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer

The superior sensitivity and resolution coming from the dual viewing technology, allow us to reach an outstanding chemical precision in combination with an even faster execution of the analysis, when compared with other ICP-OES. Besides all these advantages, the lowest argon consumption of any ICP reflects Pometon sensitivity to the efficiency through the resources/costs containment without forgetting the environment.