New AM Datasheet from LPW Highlights Angle of Repose Testing for Metal Powders

 

LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and software solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, has published its latest laboratory services datasheet. ‘Angle of repose testing for metal powders’ describes when this test is appropriate and explains how it is conducted.

“The angle of repose measurement offers a cost-effective method of characterising the flow properties of powders which don’t readily flow through standard test funnels,” says Lisa Holman, LPW’s Quality Engineer.  “Not every metal powder needs to flow, and this test method can provide a comparison against the powder’s historic performance and previous powder batches to confirm consistency.”

Angle of repose measurement performed using LPW’s PowderFlow kit. (Photo courtesy of LPW Technology Ltd)

Angle of repose measurement performed using LPW’s PowderFlow kit. (Photo courtesy of LPW Technology Ltd)

LPW undertakes angle of repose measurement at its in-house laboratories, and to enable end-users to assess powder flow on their own premises, LPW has developed PowderFlow.  The PowderFlow kit contains a complete suite of powder flow measurement techniques, including angle of repose, apparent density, Hall Flow and Carney Flow testing to relevant ASTM standards.

To visit LPW’s Technical Library and download the laboratory services datasheet, click here.

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 Technology Ltd

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