UK powder producer Metalysis has opened what it calls a ‘Materials Discovery Centre’ in Yorkshire.

At the £10 million center, Metalysis will carry out bespoke, commercial R&D projects to produce metal powders for alloys to meet growing demand among additive manufacturing applications, such as the aerospace and automotive industries.

Its first new customer, rare earth miner Mkango Resources, has signed up Metalysis for a commercial R&D programme to develop 3D printed rare earth magnets for electric vehicles.

Metalysis sys that it plans to employ more than 100 people across its South Yorkshire sites.

‘Here at our new Materials Discovery Centre, Metalysis will carry out bespoke, commercial R&D

projects to produce exotic metal powders for high performance alloys used by customers such as the aerospace and automotive industries,’ said Dion Vaughan, CEO of Metalysis. ‘Titanium compositions for light-weighting vehicles, high entropy alloys for aero-engines and rare earth elements for permanent magnets for electric vehicles are a few examples of the projects we are working on.’

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