LPW Technology Previews New Products for the Transport and Management of AM Powders at EuroMold 2014


LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), will introduce two new products that enable higher efficiency and better quality control (QC) in AM at EuroMold 2014. EuroMold 2014 takes place at the Frankfurt/Main exhibition centre on 25-28 November.



“As the application of AM grows it is becoming increasingly important to build high levels of QC into the evolving supply chain, especially for industries working to certification standards,” said Dr Phil Carroll, Managing Director of LPW. “Powder re-use is also a critical issue. LPW POWDERSOLVE™ allows customers to manage and analyse the data needed to ensure that a powder, new or re-used, will deliver specified performance. LPW POWDERTRACE supports the development of efficient protocols for transport and storage to maintain a powder in optimal condition. Both tools aid industry efforts towards new levels of QC and efficiency.”



LPW POWDERSOLVE™ is a secure, online, fully searchable powder characterisation management system that handles all the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders. By automating the time intensive process of data collection and analysis it delivers reliable and efficient tracking of the changing properties of AM powders, from the virgin state through repeated use and blending. This information can be used to develop viable powder re-use strategies that reduce production costs, while at the same time safeguarding finished product quality.



LPW POWDERTRACE is a large volume, smart storage container for the transport of AM metal powders. Incorporating sensors that monitor humidity, temperature, pressure, vibration/impact and oxygen levels it provides detailed information on the conditions that the powder has been subjected to during transport, and in storage. This enables effective quality assurance from powder source to point of use, and the bulk scale of LPW POWDERTRACE eliminates the potential for variability associated with the use of smaller supply batches.



Visit LPW in Hall 11.0 on booth B28 to view both products and discover the potential benefits.



About LPW Technology

Established in 2007, LPW Technology is a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of services for the AM industry. These services range from the development of new alloys, through expert application support, to AM machine maintenance. The company has developed a full range of optimised powders specifically for Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) with standard powders supplied from stock, and custom and development alloys available on request.



LPW Technology invests heavily in cutting edge analytical technology and offers a complete powder analysis service. LPW POWDERSOLVE™, a proprietary software package, supports efficient powder lifecycle management.



LPW Technology has its headquarters in Runcorn, UK. From here the company supplies high quality, certified powders, at competitive prices to a global customer base drawn from the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. LPW have global partnerships with exclusive representatives in, Israel, Italy, Japan, , Korea, Switzerland and Turkey; committed to supporting adoption of AM technologies globally with combined expertise and local knowledge.



In 2014 LPW Technology added ISO13485 certification for medical supply to its existing quality control standards: AS 9100 and AS 9120 Rev A for aerospace and ISO 9001:2008.



www.lpwtechnology.com



Press information

Abigail Edwards, Kapler Communications

Phoenix House, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8EP, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1480 471059; Fax: +44 (0) 1480 471069;

abigail.edwards@kapleronline.com



Please send enquiries to

Jo-Ann Smith, LPW Technology

16 Berkeley Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1TQ, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1928 240 530; Fax: +44 (0)1928 240 531

Jo-ann.smith@lpwtechnology.com



Kapler Communications Ltd, Phoenix House, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, Cambs PE19 8EP United Kingdom

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