12 Sept 2016: LPW Technology Ltd, Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology, a market leader in the development, manufacture and supply of cutting edge metal powder solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), has added to its senior team with the appointment of Andrew Florentine BTech(Hons), MIET as Technical Director.
Andrew is an experienced research and development leader from a range of industries, from automotive tier one to domestic electrical products, recently Andrew has led the development of Smart Gas Meters which are being introduced on a global basis. A graduate of Loughborough University in Mechanical Engineering and Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Andrew has significant experience in developing multi-functional technical teams and introducing innovative solutions to a range of technical challenges.
At LPW, Andrew will head up the team developing PowderLife, the unique AM Powder lifecycle management system. PowderLife strictly controls risk for manufacturers of critical components, adding confidence, reliability and traceability in metal powder production throughout repeated AM builds.
Dr Phil Carroll, MD and founder of the business commented that “Andrew joins us with proven technical experience across a range of industries, SMEs and large multi-nationals. He will provide technical guidance, support and leadership across the business as we implement our exciting, strategic plans continuing to develop our manufacturing capabilities and international presence.”
Asked about his recent appointment, Andrew says “The tremendous opportunity for developing new approaches to support robust, metal additive manufacturing production facilities is very exciting. I look forward to adding experience and tangible value in the technical developments of the business and expanding our talented teams of engineers and applications expertise around the world. LPW’s team has unrivalled knowledge in developing specialist materials, applications and powder lifecycle processes particularly for the high‑tech aerospace, F1 and medical implant industries.”
LPW is an innovative market leader adding knowledge and reliability to the fast growing metal 3D printing industry. With its head office in Runcorn, Cheshire, a fast-growing facility in Pittsburgh, an office in Germany, and a network of resellers around the world, the company has 70 highly skilled staff. In addition to supplying high‑end metal powder to the additive manufacturing industry, LPW houses world leading laboratory equipment to optimise and analyse powder. LPW is currently expanding its multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers to support the planned pipeline of new products and software to reduce risk and increase yield as AM becomes a recognised, industrial-scale process.
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, and analytical testing of powder and built parts. 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, as part of Total Powder Management.
LPW Technology has its headquarters in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. In June 2014 the company formally established a US subsidiary; LPW Technology Inc. situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to provide analytical services, product inventory, and sales support to our customers in North and South America. From these locations the company supplies high quality, certified powders to a global customer base drawn from the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. LPW have global partnerships with official representatives in China, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Turkey; committed to supporting adoption of AM technologies globally with combined expertise and local knowledge.
The company operates to quality control standards: AS 9100 & AS 9120 for aerospace, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 for medical.
LPW and POWDERSOLVE® are registered trademarks of LPW Technology Ltd.
Source: LPW Technology