LPW’s Latest AM Case Study – The Impact of Powder Variability on Additive Manufacturing Build Quality

 

15 May, 2018: Widnes, UK: LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, discusses the impact of metal powder variability on AM build quality.

For metal powders to deliver consistent AM built parts with the required properties it is critical to define an appropriate material specification, with due regard for tolerances on manufacturing and testing variance. It is also necessary to establish limits which are tight enough to ensure any variations do not have a negative impact on process and application performance. Changes within specification values can cause variations in material processability during part manufacture, or the final mechanical properties of the part itself. This study explores the impact of powder variability during the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process.

The latest LPW case study ‘The impact of powder variability on Additive Manufacturing build quality’ 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/

About LPW
Established in 2007, LPW 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.

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 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.

Please send European sales enquiries to:
Mike Ford, LPW Technology Ltd
Dennis Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0GU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1928 240 530 sales@lpwtechnology.com

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Dermot Desmond, LPW Technology Ltd
Dennis Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0GU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1928 240 530 sales@lpwtechnology.com

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Greg Kline, LPW Technology Inc.
110 South Campus Drive, Imperial, PA 15126,
USA USA Toll Free: 844-480-7663  Office: +1-412-788-2856  Fax: +1-412-788-3649 sales.america@lpwtechnology.com

Source: LPW Technology

 

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