CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(Company WIRE)–Hyperion Metals Restricted (ASX: HYM) (“Hyperion” or “the Company”) is happy to announce the execution of a memorandum of comprehension (“MOU”) for a technology partnership with EOS GmbH (“EOS”), the world’s major remedy supplier in the area of industrial 3D printing (recognized as additive production, or AM) of metals and plastics. The partnership aims to speed up the deployment of Hyperion’s HAMR and GSD technologies for the potential output of reduced expense, lower-to-zero carbon titanium metal powders. The collaboration will concentrate on:
- Complex and economic evaluation of powders developed through the hydrogen assisted magnesiothermic reduction (“HAMR”) and granulation sintering and deoxygenation (“GSD”) processes for use in additive manufacturing as in contrast to the present titanium metallic powders
- Recyclability of titanium steel powders working with the HAMR and/or GSD technological know-how processes
- Environmental and sustainability evaluation of powders generated through the HAMR and GSD processes for use in additive production vs . other production processes
Sascha Rudolph, Industrial Director Metallic Elements at EOS commented:
“Our goal is to produce ground breaking products and course of action answers that aid speed up dependable production and sustainable remedies by way of industrial 3D printing technology. What is interesting is the prospective for new, reduced expense, small carbon titanium powders that will offer organizations with the two important economic advantages and a lot more sustainable answers. The HAMR and GSD technological know-how has the possible to decreased the limitations to entry for titanium into current marketplaces of much more standard materials and will enable absolutely new mass industry programs exactly where large strength to bodyweight are vital – these as electrical motor vehicles.
“Titanium alloys are quite prevalent and versatile substantial-functionality products in AM, utilised by our consumers in ingenious component layouts covering almost everything from hip implants to System Just one components to plane factors. A person barrier to wider adoption of AM is content value – brought about on one particular hand by the shortage of the raw content, but on the other hand by the incredibly complicated and resource-rigorous solutions of extraction. Our partnership with Hyperion changes this landscape and enables us to deliver value- and source-economical next gen methods of extracting the price sort this extremely beneficial and scarce organic resource all the when minimizing the adverse affect on our surroundings. This collaboration signifies more to us than two engineering organizations signing up for forces to push improvement of AM, it is also a different excellent stage on the journey of realizing the EOS eyesight of sustainable production.”
Anastasios Arima, CEO and Taking care of Director of Hyperion Metals claimed:
“Collaborating with EOS drastically developments our vision to deliver sustainably sourced, lower value and zero carbon titanium metallic powders to intercontinental metallic markets. A lot more than any other 3D printing company, EOS has a similar price and vision in bringing sustainable manufacturing to the planet and having a sustainable metal source chain is essential to that vision. Their practical experience in the additive manufacturing products environment is unparalleled. They have extra than 25 years of experience performing with steel powders and have a devoted facility in Finland, EOS Metallic Products, that is focussed on the development, design and creation of steel powders and processes.
“Titanium is a top-quality metallic for a wide array of high-general performance applications in the aerospace, medical, room and defence sectors. Hyperion, by its HAMR and GSD systems, has the prospective to produce zero carbon spherical titanium powders at a portion of the price of comparable titanium powders. Hyperion’s systems have the potential to disrupt not just the titanium industry, but also the considerably bigger aluminium and stainless-metal marketplaces.”
Underneath the non-binding MOU, Hyperion and EOS have agreed to negotiate in fantastic religion to enter into definitive agreements to give outcome to a partnership that will allow Hyperion and EOS to work jointly to progress deployment of sustainably made, small-expense and zero-carbon spherical and non-spherical titanium metallic powders for use in the additive producing field. The MOU will terminate on 1 June 2022 except extended by mutual settlement.
EOS offers dependable producing options via industrial 3D printing technological know-how to manufacturers all-around the planet. Connecting substantial excellent creation effectiveness with its revolutionary innovation and sustainable methods, the impartial organization shaped in 1989 will form the upcoming of production. Run by its system-driven electronic value community of equipment and a holistic portfolio of services, components and processes, EOS is deeply committed to fulfilling its customers’ requires and acting responsibly for our world.
About Hyperion Metals
Hyperion’s mission is to be the main developer of zero carbon, sustainable, critical materials supply chains for innovative American industries including space, aerospace, electric powered cars and 3D printing.
The Organization retains a 100% desire in the Titan Challenge, masking virtually 6,000 acres of titanium, scarce earth minerals, higher grade silica sand and zircon loaded mineral sands houses in Tennessee, Usa. The Titan Venture is strategically found in the southeast of the United states of america, with low-cost street, rail and water logistics connecting it to entire world course producing industries.
Hyperion has secured choices for the unique license to produce small carbon titanium metallic and spherical powers working with the breakthrough HAMR & GSD technologies. The HAMR & GSD systems were invented by Dr. Z. Zak Fang and his group at the University of Utah with government funding from ARPA-E.
The HAMR technologies has demonstrated the possible to deliver titanium powders with lower-to-zero carbon depth, noticeably decreased vitality usage, substantially decreased charge and at product or service traits which exceed present field specifications. The GSD technological know-how is a thermochemical procedure combining minimal cost feedstock content with substantial yield output, and can create spherical titanium and titanium alloy powders at a portion of the price of comparable industrial powders.
Hyperion also has signed an MOU to build a partnership with Vitality Fuels (NYSE:UUUU) that aims to build an built-in, all-American exceptional earths source chain. The MOU will examine the opportunity offer of uncommon earth minerals from Hyperion’s Titan Undertaking to Electricity Fuels for price extra processing at Vitality Fuels’ White Mesa Mill. Uncommon earths are highly valued as critical materials for magnet generation vital for wind turbines, EVs, client electronics and armed service apps.
HAMR non-spherical titanium metal powder know-how
The HAMR engineering, formulated by Professor Zhigang Zak Fang of the University of Utah with funding from the Division of Power and assistance by Boeing and Arconic, success in the generation of titanium non-spherical powders with attributes very similar or better than commercially offered titanium sponge and which can be applied as a substitution for sponge or as a feedstock into other procedures (in the vicinity of net condition applications or spherical powder generation). In-depth vitality-financial analysis and system simulations were executed to estimate the energy use, emissions, and value at mass manufacturing of titanium metal using the HAMR know-how. The consequence indicated that the HAMR course of action is a lot more than 50% significantly less vitality intense and price competitive with the Kroll method.
Hyperion has an special license about the HAMR engineering and is focused on scaling the technologies concentrating on the use of titanium minerals generated in Tennessee as initial feedstock.
This provides a major prospect to re-shore a reduced charge, thoroughly built-in titanium metal offer chain with the optimum expectations in sustainability, perhaps zero carbon operations and total traceability in a safe and sound jurisdiction in the U.S. This HAMR approach and the non-spherical powder created by itself can feed into the existing titanium metal provide chain in the U.S. and Europe but can also be used for feedstock in further downstream processing.
GSD spherical titanium metal powder technological innovation
Subsequent the scientific concepts underpinning the HAMR technological innovation, Prof. Fang, also created a system which could either utilize HAMR powder, Ti-scrap or Ti-sponge to develop spherical titanium metallic powders for 3D printing programs. This engineering was named Granulation Sintering and Deoxygenation (“GSD”). The technologies is a novel method that synergistically combines granule spheroidization, sintering, and de-oxygenation into one built-in course of action for making low-value spherical titanium powder which substantially increases the produce and generates a spherical titanium alloy powder with small oxygen content, controllable particle size distributions and superb flowability.
This GSD system can also be utilized to recycle titanium steel powders that have been used in the additive producing marketplace for low cost.
Hyperion has exclusivity about this technological know-how and aims to start pilot generation of spherical titanium powders in the 3rd Quarter 2021. To begin with using titanium scrap and/or sponge but with the skill to also make use of applied powders and inevitably backward integrating with the HAMR powders.
Hyperion’s eyesight is to scale equally HAMR and GSD to convey sustainably produced, low price and zero carbon metal powders to marketplace which when coupled with additive manufacturing can disrupt not only the existing titanium elements provide chain but also the stainless metal and aluminum supply elements chains.