Powder Piloting Services


Material development for powders

We are material experts specialized on powder based materials. We offer services from early stage feasibility studies and market surveys to pilot scale production of materials and demonstration components.

We focus on material solutions for:

  • Coatings
        • Thermal spray, laser claddings
  • Components
        • 3D printing, powder metallurgy
  • Powder based additives
        • Reinforced castings, catalytic, functional fillers e.g. EM shielding
  • Circular economy solutions – secondary raw material based solutions
        • Utilization of industrial side-streams in powder technology and in added value industrial materials


Our material expertize combined with application know-how enables proper selection of materials to meet demands of operation environment.

Powder Piloting Service

  • Service platform for performance driven design and pilot scale processing of powder based materials and components. Key focus on substitution of CRM’s and utilization of secondary raw materials.
  • Offering easy way for customers to check their ideas starting from technical feasibility / marketing surveys and ending to pilot scale processing of materials and components.
  • Speed up development and adoption of CRM free and secondary raw materials. Supporting especially activities of SME’s and that way boosting up generation of new products and jobs.


Outcome service which will offer easy access for piloting of new powder compositions and products and by that way boost up development and adoption of resource efficient manufacturing and alternative materials for substitution.

Material solutions for coatings

Coatings offer versatile solutions against wear, corrosion and high temperatures in wide range of industrial sectors such as energy, mining and transport. By proper selection and/or tailoring material properties the cost efficient solutions full filling performance criteria's of operation environment can be realized.


Material solutions for components

Powder based materials offer freedom of design to realize high performance components with economic and ecological way. Powder metallurgy enables unique possibilities to tailor properties of component to meet even the highest demands of operation environment. By utilizing route from material design to product design and manufacturing new components with optimized properties can be realized.


Material solutions for functional additives

Powder materials offer simple way to modification properties of base material. Versatility of powder based additives offer almost unlimited possibilities, such as more sustainable and economic components based on graded or locally reinforced structures or added functionality like integrated catalytic properties or electro-magnetic properties.



Customer references:


Selected projects:

Materials for extreme conditions

  • Pinnoiteratkaisujen kehitys ja testaus jätteenpolttolaitoksen korroosio-olosuhteisiin - WASTECOAT 2013-2016

Secondary raw materials & Circular economy 

Security & Defense

  • Material solutions for stealth technologies 2013-2016

  • Modelling assisted development of ballistic armour materials 2015-2016

  • Light weight microwave absorbing materials 2015-2016

  • Functional material solutions for body armours 2013

  • Hybrid materials for ballistic protection 2010-2012

Powder manufacturing

Raw material synthesis

  • Reactive synthesis
  • Chemical synthesis e.g. sol-gels
  • Ceramic, intermetallic, metal-ceramic composite


Milling systems

  • Mechanical alloying (intermetallics, ODS)
  • Raw material modification

Gas atomisation
Hermiga 75/5VI

  • Prealloying furnace for complicated alloys or intermetallic compounds

Spray drying

  • Optimization of slurry properties
  • Homogeneous dispersions

Post treatments

  • Classification, heat  treatment, coating

Powder manufacturing, gas atomisation, spray drying, powder


Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)

  • Max dimension 130x300mm, 2000 °C + 207 MPa

Powder Injection
Molding (PIM)

Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis (SHS)

  • Ceramic, intermetallic, metal-ceramic composite components for wear and corrosion applications

Additive manufacturing

  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 125x125x125 mm, 400W IR
  • Direct Write Thermal Spray (DWTS), Nozzle dispensing process (DWP)

 Thermal spraying (TS)

  • High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF), Arc Spray, Flame Spray, On-line diagnostics


Consolidation, thermal spraying, Thermal Spray Center Finland

Materials performance

Materials in service environments

  • Applied and standard testing
  • On-line testing lab scale, on-site
  • Autoclave platform for determining materials properties under realistic service environments and loading conditions (LWR, SCWR, H2S)
  • Microstructural characterization; SEM/EDS, AFM, SIMSS, FEG-STEM


  • Wear and friction
  • Fracture, fatigue and creep
  • Wet corrosion, high temp corrosion, Environmental Assisted Cracking (EAC)

Lifetime evaluation

Materials performance, wear, corrosion, degradation

More information from VTT ProperScan

Tel.+358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00, UTC +2 time zone


P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
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Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone