11 January, 2017: Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, continues to extend its quality assurance standards. LPW Technology, Inc., the company’s US operation located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been awarded AS 9120A & ISO 9001:2008, reflecting its parent company’s achievements.
“LPW’s ethos is to provide evidence-based quality assurance for its customers across the globe,” comments John D. Hunter, General Manager of LPW Technology, Inc. “The award of the USA quality standards complements our UK achievements, where we’ve already attained ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2012, AS 9100C and AS 9120A.”
LPW Technology, Inc. was established in 2014 to meet strong demand for LPW’s metal powders and industry knowledge from the North and South American AM market. A dedicated team provides comprehensive analytical services, product inventory, applications and sales support to the area.
“AS 9120A was developed for pass-through distributors of aerospace items and has been extended to include defence and space industries too,” adds John. “Achieving AS 9120A for the procurement and supply of specialist powders for LASER and Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing processes assures our customers of product quality, traceability and the control and availability of records, reducing risk and elevating LPW Technology, Inc’s quality management system to the aerospace industry’s global standard (IAQG).”
Information on LPW’s global quality assurances is available at www.lpwtechnology.com.
Established in 2007, LPW Technology is the market leader in the development, processing and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of services for the AM industry. These services include the development of new alloys and expert application support. 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 has developed PowderLife®, a unique AM powder lifecycle management system which strictly controls risk for manufacturers, adding confidence, reliability and traceability in metal powder production and repeated AM builds. LPW invests heavily in cutting edge analytical technology and offers a complete powder analysis service.
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, providing analytical services, product inventory and sales support to North and South America.
From these locations the company supplies high quality, certified powders to a global customer base including aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. In 2015, it opened its German sales office and has a global network of resellers in China, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore and Turkey.
The company operates to quality control standards: AS 9100 & AS 9120 for aerospace, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 for medical.
LPW and PowderLife are the registered trademarks of LPW Technology Ltd.
LPW Technology is the proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016.
Source: LPW Technology Ltd.