13 July, 2017: Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, examines the sources and impact of porosity in metal AM with its latest case study, ‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’.
“When porosity causes issues in a built part, it’s important to understand the root cause. Porosity might originate from the metal powder or the AM process,” says Dr Rob Deffley, LPW’s Research & Development Manager. “This case study explores the different types of porosity, how they are identified, and follows LPW’s experienced applications engineers as they analyse an Inconel 718 AM component failure. Identifying porosity as the source enabled the manufacturer to quickly resolve the issue.”
‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’ is located in the LPW website technical library. These resources are all free to download – to access this latest case study, please go to http://www.lpwtechnology.com/technical-library/case-studies/
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