News & events

Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing at LPW Carpenter Additive

Experts from the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, LPW Carpenter Additive and Fraunhofer IFAM institute, Bremen have come together to deliver a short course on Powder Handling and Flow for Additive Manufacturing 2nd-3rd July 2019. The course will take place at the LPW Carpenter Additive site in Widnes, Cheshire, UK.


Attend LPW Carpenter Additive’s Interactive ‘Powder Degradation Study’ Workshop at the 2019 AMUG Conference

At the 2019 AMUG Conference in Chicago, LPW Carpenter Additive’s Application Engineer, Nate Kistler, will be hosting a workshop to help metal AM users plan how to design their own powder degradation study, to optimise metal powder usage in AM builds. The workshop will be held in the Hilton Chicago’s Marquette Room on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

The interactive session, “Designing a Powder Degradation Study”, aims to help the participants to understand how to undertake a powder degradation study that is customizable to each user’s AM needs. Additionally, the presentation will share useful information and findings from internal studies on powder degradation, powder recycling, and the economic benefits of understanding the link between part mechanical properties and powder degradation.

It would be useful to bring a laptop or tablet into this workshop if you’d like to engage in real-time with the Excel-based interactive powder study template designed for customising individual powder usage. If you are interested in learning how powder degradation affects your AM processes, please join us for this practical workshop.

To plan the workshop into your schedule, visit the AMUG planner here.


LPW Carpenter Additive are celebrating Engineers Week 2019

This week marks Engineers Week 2019, Sat 2nd March- Fri 8th March. We are proud to have a wonderful team of innovative, creative and knowledgeable engineers here at LPW Carpenter Additive that work hard to solve complex issues and develop tomorrows breakthroughs.


LPW Carpenter Additive presenting at the 1st ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Workshop

LPW Carpenter Additive are pleased to be sponsoring the 1st ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Workshop on 25th March 2019 at Grand National Opelika, AL. Our Technical Director, Nick Weeks and Applications Engineer, Nate Kistler will be attending the event, presenting on ‘Powder Specification’ at 8.00am (CST) during the session.

The one-day workshop offers participants a comprehensive snapshot of the Additive Manufacturing value chain and will discuss; powder, design, processing, post-processing, non-destructive inspection, qualification and certification. It is open to all professionals in the AM community who wish to learn about the latest AM standardised practices.

To view the technical programme and for registration information, visit https://bit.ly/2N6vmTM.


LPW at TCT Japan 2019

LPW Japan is exhibiting at TCT Japan at Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall, January 30th– February 1st, 2019. You can find us at stand 6Q-16.

Visit us to discuss our PowderRange suite of metal powders for Additive Manufacturing and to hear about our end-to-end powder management solutions, providing full traceability from powder to part.

For more information about the event, visit: https://www.tctjapan.jp/index_en.html


LPW Carpenter Additive presenting at Clean Sky 2 Workshop

Our Applications Project Manager, Graham Robertson, is presenting at the Clean Sky 2 workshop on Additive Manufacturing in Aviation in Aachen, Germany. His presentation on “Industrialisation of AM in Aviation” will take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.


CARPENTER ENHANCES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES WITH ACQUISITION OF LPW TECHNOLOGY LTD.

Expands Growing Leadership Position as Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider


Incorporates Metal Powder Lifecycle Management Technology with Superior Quality Control and Traceability

PHILADELPHIA – October 24, 2018 – Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) today announced it has acquired LPW Technology Ltd. (LPW), a leader in the development and supply of advanced metal powders and powder lifecycle management solutions to the Additive Manufacturing industry, for approximately $81 million. LPW is based in Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom with additional processing operations near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LPW employs approximately 80 people.

“Our aggressive development in key aspects of Additive Manufacturing (AM) demonstrates our commitment to build on our industry-leading position in this space,” said Tony R. Thene, Carpenter’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The acquisition combines LPW’s metal powder lifecycle management technology and processes with our technical expertise in producing highly engineered metal powders and additively manufactured components.”

Lifecycle management technology is becoming increasingly important to understanding how materials behave before, during, and after production in the powder-bed fusion process.  Understanding powder behavior is critical as AM becomes more widely adopted and implemented across various industries.

“LPW’s innovative platforms and enabling technology further solidify Carpenter’s position as a preferred provider of end-to-end next generation Additive Manufacturing solutions,” said Phil Carroll, LPW’s founder. “I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved at LPW and I’m excited to be part of Carpenter’s continued growth and leadership in AM.”

Carpenter’s additive portfolio, including recent investments in Puris, a titanium powders producer; CalRAM, a leader in electron beam and laser powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing services, and construction of an Emerging Technology Center in Athens, Alabama represent a significant force positioned to capitalize on the rapid AM growth.


Connect with LPW Technology at the Fall 2018 AMC Meeting: Oct. 24th-25th

Greg Kline Represents LPW USA at Fall AMC meetingThe Fall 2018 Additive Manufacturing Consortium meeting will take place in Huntersville, North Carolina this year on both October 24th and 25th. The AMC meeting, operated by EWI (Columbus, OH), is a combination of industry, government, academic, and non-profit research organizations with ambitions of advancing metal AM technology. It is without question that LPW Technology will be attending this meeting both days.

We are delighted to have LPW’s Eastern US/Canada Regional Sales Manager, Greg Kline, attend and connect with other AM practitioners at this quarter’s meeting. Greg claims that “attending this meeting in North Carolina asserts LPW’s commitment in understanding the technical challenges within the AM industry, as well as our commitment to connecting with new and existing customers.”

The AMC General Meeting is comprised of a full day of organized activities and presentations on AM research, industry advancement, and technical discussions. LPW has several valuable case studies on topics like powder degradation, metal powder variability, atomization, and many more. These case studies can be found within our online Technical Library.

If you are interested in learning more about what LPW has to offer for your AM needs, please connect with Greg Kline next week at the AMC meeting. To get in touch with our LPW (USA) Office, see the contact information below.

Contact Information:
Email: sales.america@lpwtechnology.com
US Office Phone: +1 412-788-2856

LPW Technology Inc.
110 South Campus Dr.
Imperial, PA 15126


LPW at the TCT Show 2018

LPW is exhibiting at the TCT Show at the NEC in Birmingham, 25th-27th September 2018, at stand T41. We are excited to announce that two of our employees will be joining the TCT introducing stage and participating in the #3DTALK panel.

Our very own, Regan Hoult, will be joining the panel of #3DTALK to discuss 3D printing and smart factories on Wednesday 26th September at 3pm, TCT Tech Stage, Hall 3.

LPW’s Chief Operating Officer, Ben Ferrar, will also be participating at the event. He will be joining the TCT introducing stage to present “Invisible Streams of Metal Powder- The Magic of Material Integration” at 12.30pm on Wednesday 26th September at location H50.

We are delighted to have both Ben and Regan representing LPW at the event. Read below and get to know Ben and Regan.


Visit LPW at the RM Forum in Milan 19-20 September

LPW Technology will be exhibiting at RM Forum in Milan, and is delighted to be sponsoring this exhibition and conference dedicated to state of the art of the tools, technologies and materials for Additive Manufacturing (AM).


Renishaw and LPW Technology to launch new powder handling solution partnership at IMTS

Integrated metal powder handling on show at IMTS 2018

At IMTS, September 10 – 15, 2018, global engineering technologies company Renishaw will launch its new RenAM external powder silo integration from its dedicated additive manufacturing stand, West building, level 3, stand 431607.

To meet this need, Renishaw has partnered with LPW Technology to integrate their PowderTrace™ hopper as an option on Renishaw AM machines.


Webinar announcement – AM metal powder evolution and its impact on additive manufacturing production

AM metal powder evolution

LPW and UL are bringing together a team of experienced AM practitioners to discuss the impact of metal powder evolution and the potential for material reuse in production AM.

As the manufacturing landscape for powder bed AM shifts from R&D and prototyping to serial production, more focus is being placed on the reuse of powder.

However, metal powder is not infinitely reusable, and there have already been a number of investigations which demonstrate that powder will evolve with repeated reuse.

In this webinar we explore the mechanisms which drive powder evolution and present results from some of LPW’s own powder evolution investigations. Looking across the industry, we review the range of work conducted on powder evolution by other investigators and summarise how powder evolution differs across materials and platforms.

Topics:

  • Mechanisms which drive powder evolution
  • Results from 718 evolution study
  • Introduction of new metric for powder evolution
  • Impact of chemistry variance in virgin powder
  • Factors effective powder evolution
  • Observed defects in powder
  • Review of powder evolution studies

 

To join the webinar register here


LPW & Freeman Powder Flow seminar 3rd Oct 2018

LPW Technology, market leader in the manufacture, development and processing of high-quality metal powders for additive manufacturing is teaming up with powder flow specialists, Freeman Technology to deliver a one day ‘Powder Flow Seminar’ on October 3rd 2018 hosted at LPW Technology’s facility in Imperial, PA, USA.

This applications-focused event covers a broad range of topics from ‘An introduction to understanding powder flow and powder behavior’ by John Yin, Product Manager at Freeman Technology, to ‘Extending the lifecycle of metal alloys in additive manufacturing’ presented by Nate Kistler, Application Engineer at LPW Technology, USA.

The agenda also includes discussions delivered by Andrew Klein, Manager of Material & Process Development at ExOne, who will review ‘Binder jet 3D printing’; Zack Snow from Pennsylvania State University, who will look at the ‘Development of powder spreadability metrics’ and John Barnes, The Barnes Advisors, who addresses the need to ‘Support AM industrialization with workforce education and powder expertise.’

This free, one-day seminar also features a tour of LPW’s new AM metal powder processing facility and demonstration sessions of Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer®. There is limited capacity so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.

Click here to view the full agenda and registration process.

 


Material traceability key in industrial Additive Manufacturing for certified aerospace applications

Additive Industries and LPW sign agreement to integrate powder management for the MetalFAB1 systems

LPW Technology and Additive Industries today confirmed their collaboration on integrated industrial additive manufacturing of metal parts for high-end applications like aerospace. LPW Technology CEO Dr. Phil Carroll and Jan-Cees Santema, Additive Industries’ Sales Director Europe signed a commercial agreement for Additive Industries to offer the powder management solutions of LPW as an integral part of the MetalFAB1 systems and supporting Additive World Platform. This allows Additive Industries customers to automatically load powder into the MetalFAB1 systems in inert conditions and record  the main characteristics of the metal powders during their lifecycle from metal powder manufacturing to part production. Especially in series production of qualified parts, this closed loop system is key in reducing the risk of contamination and potential variations in the powder performance as a result of exposure to oxygen and humidity.


Adding intelligence in Metal Additive Manufacturing

L -R John Barnes, The Barnes Group and Ben Ferrar LPW Technology

The Barnes Group Advisors and LPW Technology have entered into a Strategic Partnership for metal Powder Training & Development for Additive Manufacturing.

The partnership aims to promote workforce development through training in Additive Manufacturing (AM), building the skills and knowledge of AM professionals. This partnership provides professional development training on a variety of topics specific to AM metal powders and is designed to provide growth opportunities to keep employees up-to-date with industry methods, challenged, and engaged.


LPW at Farnborough Air Show 2018

LPW is exhibiting at The Farnborough International Airshow for the first time.  You can find us in the newly launched Aerospace 4.0 Hall, dedicated to the fourth industrial revolution. Our purpose-built, industry 4.0 enabled, AM metal powder manufacturing facility has been designed to engineer out contamination throughout the AM metal powder production and handling process.

Visit us to hear all about the essential role data plays in ensuring trceability in the Additive Manufacturing process from metal powder manufacture to flying parts.

Call in to see us or, to maximise your time at the Airshow, pre-arrange a discussion by contacting us here

LPW Technology Hall Aerospace 4.0, stand 5150


Sharing in Growth delivers success to LPW Technology in Aerospace Supply Chain

LPW Technology is delighted to have been awarded the Sharing in Growth (SiG) ‘Ikigai’ trophy, the top award at the SiG ALL STARS showcase event. Ikigai is a Japanese phrase meaning ‘reason to live’. Manufacturing metal powder exclusively for the rapidly-growing metal Additive Manufacturing sector, LPW has many reasons to look forward to strong growth in a sustainable, highly skilled environment.