LPW celebrates 10 years of AM innovation

LPW past, present and future: an original powder container, the innovative PowderTrace hopper, and the 2017 apprenticeship team.

Established in 2007 by Dr Phil Carroll, LPW Technology Ltd is celebrating its 10 years of developing, processing and supplying high quality metal powders and creating innovative software solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry.

Growing from a one-man operation in 2007, LPW currently has 74 highly skilled employees world-wide, has created 54 new positions over the last two years, and has a thriving apprenticeship program. Later this year, it will move to a £20 million purpose-built ‘factory of the future’ in Widnes, and expects to recruit to up to 120 new team members by mid-2019.

LPW has won multiple awards, entered the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 2017, debuting at No 29, and the Northern Tech 100 2017 league table at No 28. In 2016, company was included in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.