LPW Technology, a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of cutting edge metal powder solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), has recently established a new R&D facility. The facility is located within the internationally recognized Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, UK. The purpose of this significant investment is to further develop LPW’s products and solutions to address the issues of metal powder degradation and contamination during the AM process. The facility, which houses a number of metal printers, will be led by LPW’s Technical Director, Andy Florentine.
Dr Phil Carroll, MD and founder of the business commented that “In addition to expanding our powder manufacturing capabilities, we see the future of metal AM in solving the problems associated with how the powder is reused within the AM machine. We call the solution PowderLife – a metal powder lifecycle management system that strictly controls risk and traceability for AM metal part manufacturers. It is an integrated suite of software, hardware, analysis, applications support and, of course, metal powders.”
LPW is an innovative market leader adding knowledge and reliability to the fast growing metal 3D printing industry. The Company has developed a unique portfolio of products and software to increase yield and reduce risk in the AM process.