LPW Taking metal powder manufacturing to a new level
UK-based LPW Technology, which manufactures, develops and processes high-quality metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), will present at Formnext 2017 the company’s new ranges of clean powders manufactured exclusively for AM.
Company founder and CEO, Dr. Phil Carroll commented: “We’ll be showcasing our new production capability, assuring manufacturers operating in safety-critical sectors that our atomisation equipment has been designed to engineer out the risk of contamination in our AM metal powders.”
At LPW’s new £20 million powder manufacturing facility are atomisers, which make small to medium volumes of very clean powders, primarily custom titanium, nickel, cobalt, aluminium, and steel alloys. Designed to control contamination at every step of the process, with segregation of cells for specific material production, the facility operates under cleanroom conditions, LPW notes.
The company will showcase at Formnext its Powder-Range series of AM metal powders and Powder-Life AM suite of powders, products and solutions designed to support AM in production.
According to the company, Powder-Range off-the-shelf metal powders supplied to quality management standards AS 9120, AS 9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 can be dispatched within a day, while Powder-Life, which supports AM industrialisation, are tailored to individual customer specifications with hardware and software solutions to deliver material traceability and control through repeated builds.
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