3D Printing: Air Liquide signs a contract in Italy with the Numanova start-up


Air Liquide has signed a multi-year contract with Italian start-up Numanova, who specialise in the production of metal powders used as raw material in additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

With this contract, the Tier One company will supply up to six million Nm3 per annum of high purity, in liquid form for regasification, to the new production site of Numanova in Nera Montoro, Narni, Italy.

In powder metallurgy, Argon (Ar) is used as an inert process gas for the production and processing of high-quality metal powders and subsequently, in additive manufacturing in 3D printers, to protect powders from re-oxidation and to guarantee the best internal quality and outside of the molded parts.

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