LPW Demonstrating Metal Powder Control and Traceability at Rapid.Tech

 

LPW Technology, the market leader in the processing, development and supply of high quality metal powders and innovative software solutions for Additive Manufacturing is showcasing its pioneering metal powder hopper, PowderTrace, to a European audience at Rapid.Tech in Erfurt, Germany between 20th and 22nd June at stand 2-725.

“PowderTrace has been designed to meet manufacturers’ demands for traceability and control of metal powders, and has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of contamination in metal AM,” says Phil Kilburn, LPW’s Commercial Director.

PowderTrace can be used to transport powders to the manufacturing facility and to store powder, reducing contamination, and minimising manual handling and, among other possible issues, the risk of accidently mixing powders from a different batch.

LPW's innovative hopper for metal powders. (Photo courtesy of LPW)

LPW’s innovative hopper for metal powders. (Photo courtesy of LPW)

Phil continues: “We’ll be demonstrating on the stand how these smart hoppers can monitor the humidity, temperature, pressure, oxygen levels and the weight of metal powder.  All data collected during transportation and storage can be uploaded into PowderSolve, LPW’s quality control software package, managing data from powders across multiple locations and multiple machines to provide a clear overview of production status.”

Rapid.Tech is a key Additive Manufacturing technologies event, and the LPW team will be available at stand 2-725.

Visitors can make appointments for PowderTrace demonstrations by contacting events@LPWTechnology.com, or visit www.lpwtwechnology.com to find out more.

About LPW
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

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