Hall Flow testing is the latest laboratory service datasheet to be released by LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and end-to-end solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. Focusing on one of the primary tests for powder flow, ‘Hall Flow Testing for Metal Powders’ examines the reasons for conducting the test, and the methodology underpinning it.
“The ASTM B213 standard recommends that Hall Flow is the first test undertaken to check a metal powder’s flow,” says Lisa Holman, LPW’s Quality Engineer. “Not only do we conduct this metal powder flow test in our state-or-the-art laboratory, we also include the equipment in the LPW PowderFlow kit, allowing Hall and Carney flow testing, apparent density test and angle of repose to be performed in the end-user’s own facility.”
In addition, LPW’s PowderLab offers a full suite of tests for enhanced characterisation of powders, fully optimised for specific applications; tests AM components in validation studies; and conducts root cause analysis of failed builds. The Hall Flow datasheet is available for free download, click here.
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.
Source: LPW Technology Ltd.