28 July, 2017: Runcorn, UK: 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, has published its latest laboratory service datasheet. ‘Carney Flow Testing for Metal Powders’ explains when this test should be conducted, and how it is undertaken.
“The Carney Flow test is one of the most recognised tests for measuring powder flow,” says Lisa Holman, LPW’s Quality Engineer. “The ASTM B964 standard recommends it for powders that do not readily flow through the Hall Flow funnel, and it’s one of the comprehensive portfolio of analyses we undertake in our in-house laboratory. In addition, to enable end-users to assess powder flow on their own premises, we have developed the LPW PowderFlow kit which contains all the equipment necessary to check not only Hall and Carney flow, but also apparent density and angle of repose.”
LPW’s PowderLab offers a full range 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 Carney Flow datasheet is available for free download, click here.
Visit www.lpwtechnology.com to learn more about LPW’s comprehensive range of services for the AM industry.
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.