LPW Technology recently has released their latest software as part of their unique Total Powder Management (TPM) for the Additive Manufacturing industry, to great acclaim.
POWDERSOLVE software was developed to meet the challenges faced by the medical and aerospace industries with rigorous traceability requirements. The new software stores all activities and processing of the powder in a controlled manner, with all activities being logged and any changes to data being recorded.
The POWDERSOLVE history flow chart enables the user to quickly and simply retrieve data for a specific build or component. POWDERSOLVE then enables the users to trace back powder history or investigate other products that have been manufactured using the same powder batches.
POWDERSOLVE offers full traceability of the powder’s history with regards to when the powder was blended, who blended the powder and the percentages of the batches that were blended. The POWDERSOLVE software has been developed to be a standalone software solution giving an inventory of powders and their locations as well as logging machine usage and availability. But it can also be customised to link in with established QMS and ERP systems.