LPW Takes Inspired Minds from Riverside College to TCT Event


22nd Sept 2015 LPW Technology Ltd, UK:  LPW are delighted to announce a partnership with Riverside College which will ensure that engineering students of the future will have developed the necessary skills and awareness to secure successful careers using the innovative technology within the Additive Manufacturing  (AM) industry.

LPW is a market leader in the AM industry and is widely recognised for quality and experience. Riverside College will be tapping into this depth of knowledge and experience by working with LPW to help shape their engineering course curriculum, which will help enhance training provided in the College’s new £3.6M Engineering and Construction Centre at their Kingsway Campus.

LPW assist in curriculum at new Engineering Centre at Riverside College.  (Photo courtesy of LPW Technology Ltd. UK)

LPW assist in curriculum at new Engineering Centre at Riverside College. (Photo courtesy of LPW Technology Ltd. UK)

The new Centre provides training in traditional engineering methods as well as the emerging new technologies including Additive Manufacturing. Halton Borough plays a key role to encourage innovative Engineering and Construction companies to the North West region and as a result Riverside College has seen a steady rise in numbers looking to enroll on their engineering courses and was ranked the nation’s top performing College in vocational training league tables published by the Department for Education earlier this year.

With this in mind LPW are taking a group of 40 Riverside College engineering students to the TCT event in Birmingham, the UK’s largest AM event, where they will take part in the “Inspired Minds” project. This will include a two hour workshop, to give the students first-hand experience of CAD and AM technologies in a workshop environment, offering a more hands-on approach to AM.

LPW Managing Director, Dr Phil Carroll said “LPW are looking forward to seeing an emergence of prospective engineering apprentices in the Halton area. With the rapid growth we are experiencing, it is important to continue building the good working relationship currently in place with Riverside College”

Riverside College Head of Skills and Enterprise, Jayne Smith said “There has been a rapid expansion of demand for innovation and new technology skills by local employers. It  will be invaluable having a prestigious company as LPW to help us shape the curriculum to ensure our students increase their employability opportunities by providing them with the skills employers need.”

About LPW Technology
Established in 2007, LPW Technology is a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of services for the AM industry. These services range from the development of new alloys, through expert application support, to AM machine maintenance. 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 invests heavily in cutting edge analytical technology and offers a complete powder analysis service. LPW POWDERSOLVE®, a management software package, supports efficient powder lifecycle management.

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, to provide local support and sales to a growing number of customers in the US. From these locations the company supplies high quality, certified powders to a global customer base drawn from the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. LPW have global partnerships with official representatives in China, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Turkey; committed to supporting adoption of AM technologies globally with combined expertise and local knowledge.

The company operates to quality control standards: AS 9100 & AS 9120 for aerospace, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 for medical.

LPW and POWDERSOLVE® are registered trademarks of LPW Technology Ltd.

Please send sales enquiries to:
Mike Ford, LPW Technology Ltd
16 Berkeley Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1TQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1928 240 530
Fax: +44 (0)1928 240 531
[email protected]

USA sales contact:
John Hunter, LPW Technology Inc.
Parkway West Business Park
511 Parkway View Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205, USA
USA Toll Free: 844-480-7663
Office: +1-412-788-2856
Fax: +1-412-788-3649
[email protected]

Source: LPW Technology

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