LPW Technology Achieves ISO 13485 for Medical Devices Quality Management Systems


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 again achieved certification to ISO 13485 standard for medical devices at its UK facility.

Successful certification to this standard requires the due diligence of everyone in the organisation, completing their roles to the highest of values, and following the requirements of ISO 13485 and LPW’s procedures and systems. LPW achieved the standard with no critical, major or minor non-conformances.

Dr Phil Carroll, Founder and CEO of LPW, comments, “Achieving ISO 13485 demonstrates our commitment to delivering only the highest levels of quality assurance to the safety-critical sectors we serve. The providers of the life-changing bone and joint restoration products that we work with can have full confidence that our quality management systems ensure we operate to the most stringent of protocols.

“Everything we do at LPW is founded on quality. From experienced engineer to apprentice, every one of the LPW team implements the quality processes that assure the integrity of the tightly controlled metal powder we develop and supply from our facilities.”

LPW is also accredited to ISO 9001, AS 9120A for aerospace, and AS 9100C quality standards. For more information on LPW’s extensive range of metal powders, visit www.lpwtechnology.com.

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

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