Supporting product development at AMG Alpoco UK

product development at Alpoco

Background

The Aluminium Powder Company (AMG Alpoco UK), based in Sutton Coldfield, UK, supplies high purity aluminium powder, granules and needles to a global market. Their products are used in a wide variety of applications including paints and pigments, coatings, propulsion and explosives, specialist chemicals and refractories. AMG Alpoco UK is a subsidiary of AMG Superalloys UK.

How we were involved

product development at Alpoco

Inert gas atomised powder from AMG Alpoco UK

AMG Alpoco UK is now moving into the aluminium alloys market with a range of applications in powder metallurgy and thermal spraying. The company is also working on converting aluminium alloy powders into consolidated materials – the fine grain size possible with powder-sourced materials gives advantages over wrought products in terms of the mechanical properties.

Our Materials Development team has been supporting AMG Alpoco throughout their product development projects with expertise in materials characterisation and analysis.

At Innoval we have extensive in-house characterisation and analysis capabilities which assist clients with their product development projects. We also help clients get to the root cause of any material problems. To give the very best value for money, we use our product expertise and knowledge of end-use applications to interpret test results and provide our cleints with sound, impartial recommendations, rather than just data.

Because we’re a group of aluminium specialists, we have expertise and practical experience in almost all aluminium products and processes.

Services Involved

This case study appears as an article in the 2010 edition of ‘innform’; the newsletter of Innoval Technology.

Alan Gray

Alan has over 40 years’ experience in product and process metallurgy. Within Innoval he manages our Materials Testing laboratories and he’s also the programme manager responsible for Heat Exchanger Materials.

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