Industrial

The demand for Reading Alloys high-purity powders has increased significantly for powder metallurgy, thermal spray, brazing, metal injection molding (MIM) and metal additive manufacturing (MAM) applications.  

Powder Metallurgy (P/M) refers to a range of manufacturing and metal forming practices that are used to produce near shape parts from mixtures of metal and alloy powders. The primary commercial P/M processes for the production of parts and components are pressing and sintering and direct powder consolidation by hot isostatic pressing, roll compaction and pneumatic isostatic forging.   

Sputtering has proven to be a successful method of coating a variety of substrates with thin films of electrically conductive or non-conductive materials. Major applications include semiconductors, micro-components, flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage devices, wear and corrosion resistant coatings, solar cells and others.  Growth industries such as electronics and semiconductors depend on the production of new materials for a wide range of sputtering targets using advanced technology.