LPW Technology features new AM metal powder manufacture capabilities at formnext

LPW Technology is taking AM metal pLPW LPW's New factory for metal AM powder manufactureowder manufacture to a new level.  Formnext 2017 sees it unveiling its new ranges of clean powders manufactured exclusively for AM at its purpose-built ‘factory of the future’ near Liverpool, UK.

LPW’s new £20 million state-of-the-art facility, will house atomisers capable of making small to medium volumes of very clean powders, primarily custom titanium, nickel, cobalt, aluminium, and steel alloys.  The powder manufacturing facility has been designed to control contamination at every step of the process, with segregation of cells for specific material production. The powder manufacturing facility will be operated under cleanroom conditions with contamination controlled to a degree never before seen in the manufacture of AM metal powders.

“At LPW we view AM from the perspective of the powder,” comments Dr Phil Carroll, LPW’s founder and CEO.  “At formnext we’ll be showcasing our new production capability, assuring manufacturers operating in safety-critical sectors that our atomisation equipment has been designed to engineer out the risk of contamination in our AM metal powders.”

LPW focuses on materials to drive improved performance in the AM process.  At Hall 3.1, stand D48, it will showcase both its PowderRange series of AM metal powders, and PowderLife, the AM suite of powders, products and solutions designed to support AM in production. 


LPW Technology Inc relocates to provide enhanced range of services

LPW US New FacilityLPW Technology’s US operation is moving to a new, larger facility near Pittsburgh, PA.

John D Hunter, General Manager of LPW Technology Inc., comments, “Given the comprehensive range of AM metal powders we provide, the quality of our laboratory services and the effectiveness of our life cycle powder management systems, along with the increased demand from the AM industry, we have outgrown our current facility.”

LPW Inc is moving into a 12,000 sq. ft. (1,115 m2) factory in Imperial, PA, on October 23, 2017. “We’re also increasing our analytical and reconditioning capabilities to improve our customer’s reuse of their powders – we’re adding a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to our new, larger laboratory, and setting up two parallel reconditioning lines of sieves, blenders, and packaging lines to process powders and recertify them to the original specifications. We will continue to maintain a large inventory of metal powders for shipment within 24 hours of receiving an order” adds John.

LPW Technology’s new address is 110 South Campus Drive, Imperial, PA 15126, USA.  Phone and email contacts will remain the same, as will the toll-free number for the USA: 844-480-7663.


LPW meets The Manufacturer Magazine

LPW founder and CEO Dr Phil Carroll has been interviewed by The Manufacturer magazine.  Click here to read his observations on the AM sector, why metal powders matter, and the drivers for clean metal powder manufacture.


LPW Technology achieves ISO 13485 for medical devices quality management systems

Medical devices ISO 13485 quality management systems logoLPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and software solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, has again achieved certification to ISO 13485 standard for medical devices at its UK facility.

Successful certification to this standard requires the due diligence of everyone in the organisation to complete their roles to the highest of values, following the requirements of ISO 13485, and LPW’s procedures and systems.  LPW achieved the standard with no critical, major or minor non-conformances.


LPW New AM metal powders manufacturing HQ build completed

Portal Construction has completed a 90,000 sq ft facility at Widnes Waterfront for advanced manufacturing technology firm LPW.

The project, which was developed by DB Symmetry in a joint venture with Halton Council, has reached practical completion, with LPW set to relocate to the site from its current Runcorn headquarters.

LPW will move 70 staff into the new facility, with plans to create more than 120 new jobs at the site. The manufacturing firm agreed a £20m pre-let for the facility in March this year.

Portal Construction worked with AEW Architects, Tier Consulting, C4 Consulting and KGA on the scheme.

B8 Real Estate and CBRE advised DB Symmetry. LPW was represented by Aherne Property Consultants and advised by Zaman Roberts and Black Cat Building Consultancy.

Phil Carroll, chief executive at LPW Technology said: “As a company which specialises in metal additive manufacturing, a tech clean, high specification space was mandatory and a new build was therefore the only option.

“The decision to relocate was a huge leap for our firm but from the outset, we had no doubt that DB Symmetry and Halton could deliver. With the build now complete, we’ll start our fit out in in the coming weeks and will relocate our operations in the New Year.”

Andrew Dickman, director of DB Symmetry, said: “This project is an exemplar of what can be achieved when the private and public sector collaborate.

“By regenerating this site, we have helped to bring a successful and growing company to the borough of Halton and, in doing so, will bring high skilled jobs to the area.”

Leader of Halton Council, Cllr Rob Polhill, added: “We look forward to LPW opening at Venture Fields and creating new jobs.

“This is a very important site for Halton, and the new Mersey Gateway bridge opening very soon will further improve connectivity for sites such as Venture Fields and will spearhead further investment in the borough.”