Combination of spray forming and metal powder productions by the internal mixing atomizer with a substrate

Muh Rong Wang, Pin Jen Chen, Je Rei Yang, Jin Shen Chiu, Tien Chu Lin, Teng Sun Lai

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This paper describes the performance of an atomizer coupled with a substrate which produces metal powder and spray forming materials simultaneous in the spray chamber. Ultra fine metal powders are produced from this process. The melt is atomized by a twin-fluid atomizer with internal mixing mechanisms. The molten spray injected from the swirling chamber of the atomizer is then impinged upon the substrate to form the two phase impinging flow. The deposition rate of the molten spray on the substrate is controlled by the diameter of the substrate, the height of the substrate ring and the distance of the substrate from the outlet of the atomizer. This in turn determines the powder production rate of the spraying processes. Experimental results indicate that the deposition rate of the spray forming material decreases as the distance between the substrate and the atomizer increases. For example, the deposition rate decreases from 48% to 19% as the substrate is placed at a distance from 20cm to 40cm. On the other hand, the metal powder production rate and its particle size increases as the substrate is placed far away from the atomizer. The production of metal powder with mean particle size as low as 3 μm level has been achieved, a level which is not achievable by the conventional gas atomization processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress on Advanced Manufacture for Micro/Nano Technology 2005 - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)0878499903, 9780878499908
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005 - Taipei, R.O.C., Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Nov 282005 Dec 2

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005
CityTaipei, R.O.C.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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