08 January, 2018: Runcorn, UK: LPW Technology, the market leader in the development, manufacture and processing of high quality metal powders and end-to-end solutions for AM, has released ‘Apparent Density Testing for Metal Powders’, its latest laboratory service datasheet.
“The apparent density measurement is a quick, cost-effective, standardised method of characterising the volume occupied by a given mass of metal powder,” says Lisa Holman, LPW’s Quality Engineer. “It provides a useful measure of powder consistency for comparison and assurance. Not only do we conduct this test in our state-of-the-art laboratory, we also include the equipment in the LPW PowderFlow kit, allowing Hall and Carney flow testing, apparent and tap density test and angle of repose to be performed in the end-user’s own facility.”
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 datasheet is available for free download from the Brochures page of the LPW website, click here.
Established in 2007, LPW Technology is the market leader in the manufacture, development and processing of high-quality metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the AM industry. These include the development of new alloys and expert application support, and innovative end-to-end solutions for AM.
LPW’s PowderRange is a series of fully optimised, off-the-shelf powders for AM, supplied to quality management standards AS 9120, AS 9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, and dispatched within 24 hours of receipt of order. Every PowderRange powder is shipped with a test certificate, adding assurance that the consistency and specification have been checked and confirmed in LPW’s laboratories.
PowderLife is LPW’s AM suite of powders, products and solutions designed to support AM in production. AM metal powders are tailored to individual customer specifications with hardware and software solutions to deliver material traceability and control through repeated builds.
LPW Technology will be relocating its headquarters to its purpose-built, metal AM powder manufacturing facility near Liverpool, UK, in 2018. In June 2014, the company established its US operation, LPW Technology Inc., situated near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, providing analytical services, product inventory and sales support to North and South America.
From these locations the organisation supplies high quality, certified powders to a global customer base including the aerospace, medical and automotive industries. LPW has sales operations in Germany, Italy and France, and a global network of resellers in China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam.
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