LPW Technology is taking AM metal powder 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.