LPW’s upgraded AM metal powder capabilities unveiled at AM America

AM Americas expo logoLPW Technology Inc. will be showcasing its comprehensive series of PowderRange AM metal powders and an exciting new alloy addition at its debut at AM Americas in Pasadena, CA between December 6th and 8th.

LPW focuses on materials to drive improved performance in the AM process.  At booth 229, it will present 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 has recently signed an agreement with Airbus APWorks to add high-performance Scalmalloy® aluminium-magnesium-scandium alloy to its extensive portfolio of premium metal powders for safety-critical sectors.  The LPW team will also take the opportunity to launch the upgraded series of AM metal powder reconditioning and analysis services it provides from its new, larger facility near Pittsburgh, PA.


Local 3D Printing Company Awarded Developing People Accolade

Laura Cordwell Robbie Charmer with EEF AwardLPW is celebrating its success at the regional finals of the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017.

EEF represents British manufacturers, supporting them to thrive, innovate and compete locally and globally, and competition for the annual awards is fierce.  LPW, which supplies metal powders for 3D printed items as diverse as cranial implants for the medical sector and parts for Formula 1 cars, was runner-up in the ‘Developing People’ category.  The judges recognised the significant work the company is undertaking to manage change in the workplace as it prepares to move to its new, £20 million manufacturing facility in Venture Fields, Widnes.

“We operate in a young, dynamic industry,” says Laura Cordwell, LPW’s HR Manager.  “People with the combinations of skills we need don’t exist yet, so we’re working hard to develop our team so that they can fulfill these roles.  We’re not only providing talent for the future of the 3D printing sector, we’re giving our people skills that will enhance their career opportunities throughout their working lives.”


LPW and Additive Industries sign partnership agreement to deliver integrated Powder Management solutions

LPW and Additive Industries are delighted to have signed their partnership agreement to deliver integrated Powder Management solutions for the MetalFAB1 Additive Manufactuirng machine.

PowderTrace, the smart hopper designed and manufactured by LPW for the safe storage and transport of metal powders has been designed into the MetalFAB1 integrated additive manufacturing machine from Additive Industries. Integration of PowderTrace enables safe loading of AM metal powders and in combination with Additive Industries’ powder removal system this minimises the risk of contamination and of operator contact with metal powder.

The agreement was signed at the LPW stand during a very busy formnext 2017.


LPW Technology and AMA partner to supply metal powder solutions for French AM market

LPW AMA LPW Technology is extending its partnership base in Europe and North Africa to further support its customers.  AMA Services, located in Paris, will represent LPW in France, Luxembourg, French speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium, and Tunisia and Morocco.

LPW is the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and powder management products for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry.  Together with AMA Services, which has a wealth of experience with metal alloy materials in the aerospace, IGT and medical sectors, among others, LPW will offer a comprehensive range of powders, expert technical support and proactive customer service across these regions.


LPW Technology et AMA Services, partenaire pour la distribution des solutions de poudre métallique sur le marché français de la fabrication additive

LPW AMALPW Technology étend sa base de partenariat en Europe et en Afrique du Nord pour encore mieux soutenir ses clients. AMA Services, situé à Paris, représentera LPW en France, au Luxembourg, dans les régions francophones de Suisse et de Belgique, ainsi qu’en Tunisie et au Maroc.

LPW est le leader du marché dans le développement, la transformation et la fourniture de poudres métalliques de haute qualité et de produits de gestion des poudres pour l’industrie de la fabrication additive (AM). A travers ce partenariat avec AMA Services, qui possède déjà une grande expérience des alliages, en particulier, dans les secteurs de l’aérospatial, l’IGT et le médical, LPW proposera une gamme complète de poudres, une expertise technique et un service client proactif dans toutes ces régions.


LPW Technology and APWORKS announce a strategic partnership to strengthen its AM metal powder portfolio with the release of Scalmalloy®

Scalmalloy aerospace partitionLPW Technology Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH to supply its high-performance Scalmalloy® aluminium-magnesium-scandium alloy to the additive manufacturing sector.

“As the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and software solutions for the AM industry, we are continually expanding our materials range to enable new applications and productionisation of the technology” says Ben Ferrar, LPW’s Chief Operating Officer.  “Expanding our metal powder range to include Scalmalloy®, with its high strength, lightweight characteristics, enables manufacturers to access the technological and commercial benefits this proven metal AM alloy has to offer.”

Building on its experience in the aerospace sector, metal powder manufacturer LPW is aligning strategically with internationally recognised APWORKS to support the global requirements for high-strength aluminium with Scalmalloy®.  LPW is accredited to AS 9120A for aerospace, implementing robust quality management processes that assure the integrity of the tightly controlled metal powders it supplies to safety-critical sectors world-wide.

Scalmalloy aerospace bionic armrest“Compared to all other aerospace aluminium alloys, Scalmalloy® offers a unique level of corrosion resistance, its high strength to weight ratio makes it perfect for light-weighting applications, crucial to optimising the build to use ratio in component design. Scalmalloy® enables the lowest buy-to-fly ratio compared to conventionally designed and manufactured parts,” adds Ben.

Scalmalloy® is the world’s first material specifically developed for AM and, due to its high cooling rates and rapid solidification, it possesses a unique microstructure which remains stable at high temperatures.  It offers exceptionally high fatigue properties, weldability, strength and ductility compared to other aluminium alloy powders, which makes it particularly well-suited to aerospace, transportation and defence applications, among many others.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of APWORKS, Sven Lauxmann, comments, “Partnering strategically with an AM metal powder specialist such as LPW further strengthens the Scalmalloy® supply chain, supporting APWORKS vision to expand the industrial application of AM technologies and solutions across the sectors. With LPW Technology we have found a reliable and strongly AM focused partner to create an excellent synergy between their significant expertise in the production and global marketing of materials and APWORKS’ intensive experience in processing Scalmalloy® in 3D printing.”

APWORKS focuses on designing holistic additive manufacturing solutions, from design for AM through to the development of new materials and into prototype or qualified serial production for industries from aerospace to robotics, automotive, mechanical engineering, tooling and medical technology.

For more information on LPW’s comprehensive PowderRange, visit us at formnext in Hall 3.1 at booth D48, or click here .  Visit APWORKS at formnext in Hall 3.1 at booth E69 and learn more about the possibilities of Scalmalloy® for your applications.  More about Scalmalloy® can be found also at: http://www.apworks.de/scalmalloy/


Metal powders, parts & machine optimisation aligned to build AM production

Aerospace Titanium Hydraulic Manifold Metal Additive ManufacturingLPW Technology and Magnitude Innovations are combining their Additive Manufacturing experience to support the industrialisation of metal AM.

“Both organisations focus on AM, and understand the many issues facing manufacturing as it scales up to full AM production,” says Ben Ferrar, LPW’s Chief Operating Officer.  “In partnership, LPW and Magnitude will support their clients with metal powders, design, process and application support, helping manufacturers to overcome production challenges throughout the complete AM value chain.  The projects undertaken together will offer a tailored, turnkey solution to the adoption of AM technologies, supporting industrial companies to utilise AM and broadening the knowledge-base of the AM sector.”