LPW Technology is showcasing its pioneering metal powder hopper, PowderTrace, to a European audience at Rapid.Tech in Erfurt, Germany between 20th and 22nd June at stand 2-725.
PowderTrace has been designed to meet manufacturers’ demands for traceability and control of metal powders, and has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of contamination in metal AM.
PowderTrace can be used to transport powders to the manufacturing facility and to store powder, reducing contamination, and minimising manual handling and, among other possible issues, the risk of accidently mixing powders from a different batch.
LPW demonstrates on the stand how these smart hoppers can monitor the humidity, temperature, pressure, oxygen levels and the weight of metal powder. All data collected during transportation and storage can be uploaded into PowderSolve, LPW’s quality control software package, managing data from powders across multiple locations and multiple machines to provide a clear overview of production status.