The device, which was developed entirely with domestic resources with the support of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), produces titanium, nickel and cobalt-based super alloys, which are the raw materials of many sectors, especially the medical, defense, aerospace and automotive industries.
Kılıçaslan told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the device allows the samples produced by casting these super alloys under high vacuum and protective gas, performing thermal and sintering processes, and converting them into fast solidified metallic strips, to coat the samples with a protective material in the form of PVD (Physical vapor deposition).
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Noting that the device has a compact structure that includes 4 main tasks with this feature, Kılıçaslan gave the following information:
Stating that the titanium, nickel and cobalt-based super alloys produced in this machine are also used in the aerospace, defense and automotive industries, Kılıçaslan said, “It is also known that these materials are used in the manufacture of dental and medical implants. We can do all of these in this device that we developed in the laboratory environment.” said.
Kılıçaslan stated that studies are carried out to bring these rapidly solidified materials to the economy within the university, and said, “We want these materials to be produced on an industrial scale and sold in domestic and foreign markets. Hopefully, we will share with the public the device that we will develop on an industrial scale soon.” he said.