Utilization of Vacuum Technology in the Processing of Refractory Metal, Titanium and their Alloys for Powder Applications

Author: Virginia M. Osterman, Solar Atmospheres

Originally Published: Industrial Heating, May 2008

Increased usage of refractory metals, titanium and their alloys in the aerospace and electronics industries has led to the use of the hydride/dehydride (HDH) heat treating process for recovery of spent materials.  The HDH process has been known for many years in the manufacturing of transition-metal powders.

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