John Hunter, General Manager of UK-based LPW Technology Ltd, a market leader in the development and supply of optimised metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), will present new research on powder re-use at RAPID 2014 (Detroit, 9-12th June).
LPW Technology, a global leader in the development and supply of optimised metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has formally established a US subsidiary, LPW Technology Inc. Opening in June 2014, the LPW Technology Inc. office will be situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will provide local support and sales to a growing number of customers in the US.
LPW Technology has been shortlisted for the Advanced Manufacturing / Technology Award at the Made in the North West Awards 2014. The award is in recognition of those companies using technology or technical processes to overcome barriers and add value to their customers.
European Commission (EC) supported project ‘Manufacturing decision and supply chain management system for additive manufacturing’ (ManSYS) , is an initiative of 12 partners aiming to contribute to the acceptance of 3D printing as a trustworthy and economically viable manufacturing technology. Here’s how the project, with LPW’s involvement in the validation of recycling powder, aims to develop an online platform for the design and procurement of 3D printed parts and products.
LPW Technology is using the FT4 Powder Rheometer® from Freeman Technology to research new powders and exert control over product performance. LPW develops and supplies customised metal powders for high performance, functional component manufacture, supplying, amongst others, the automotive, aerospace and biomedical industries. LPW’s continual investment in comprehensive powder testing equipment provides the information needed to engineer powder behaviour for specific AM processes and applications and to ensure a consistent quality product.
In November 2013 LPW Technology Ltd and Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd. signed a long-term strategic agreement to advance the use of optimised metal powders for Additive Manufacturing in Japan.
An EU-funded research project, INTRAPID, in which LPW provided in-depth balanced expertise in powder manufacture, has developed a series of systems for rapid in-line inspection of laser powder deposited layers.
In collaboration with colleagues across Europe, LPW Technology was recently successful in a number of bids for European Commission Framework Programme 7 funding. The objectives of these projects are to develop metal powders for Additive Manufacturing and Cold Spray technologies through optimised material properties, material life-cycle management, and reducing the environmental impact of these novel technologies.
On 28th November 2012, LPW Technology will be giving a presentation on the development of process parameters for Laser Metal Deposition at the House of Lords, London.
The Industrial Laser Application Symposium (ILAS), organised by the Association of Laser Users (AILU), provides a biennial opportunity for those involved in the use and development of Laser Materials Processing (LMP) to present their work and showcase their products; with the aim of stimulating further technological and applications developments and an increase in the use of LMP.
Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) have been added to all LPW Technology standard product labels, providing instant web access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
In 2012, 20-21 September, LPW Technology will be attending and presenting at the RM Forum Seminar in Milan.
To stay at the cutting edge of innovation, LPW Technology reinvests 10% of its annual sales revenue into research and development (R&D) activities. R&D forms a substantive part of our business model, dedicated to lead innovation and advancement in additive layer manufacturing technology that is set to play a significant role in the industry of tomorrow.