The cost and use of certain high-end metal alloys in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industry requires manufacturers and end-users to find solutions for scrap recycling. Solar Atmospheres has developed optimal vacuum processing programs designed to convert scrap materials back to reusable powders. The process involves two separate heat treat cycles. The Solar Atmospheres hydride cycle provides the customer with a crushable metal hydride. Once the customer crushes the material, Solar Atmospheres utilizes a vacuum process to remove the hydrogen resulting in a slightly agglomerated powder (HDH powders) for use in new product lines.