Italeaf, a holding company active in the cleantech and smart innovation sectors, has created a new company for the production of metal powder and new alloys.

Numanova Srl is co-founded by Dr Paolo Folgarait, who owns several patents in the metallurgical sector and has been appointed general manager.

‘The production of metal powders and the research and development activity to make new alloys are attracting interest and growing expectations on the global market,’ said Dr Folgarait. ‘The versatility of the techniques of powder metallurgy can help to create complex and innovative metallic materials (and ceramic) and introduce new forms of production in advanced sectors with high added value. We believe, through the integration in the Italeaf group, to quickly develop an initiative of international value that meets the needs of highly competitive industries, which represent a new industry with high quality, standardization and innovation.’

Numanova will be active in the production of high-quality metal powders from metal alloys, ferrous and non-ferrous, for additive manufacturing (AM), metal injection molding (MIM) and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) for areas such as aerospace, energy, mechanical, biomedical. The company will be equipped with production technology including vacuum induction furnaces and plasma atomization.  Numanova expects production capacity to be around 500 tons/year of metal powder.

The company will also focus on R&D in the field of alloy design, metallurgy product and process, process modeling and the production of metal powder for use in advanced manufacturing such as AM, MIM, HIP, laser cladding and surface engineering.

This story uses material from Italeafwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.