LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and end-to-end solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, has published its latest laboratory service datasheet. ‘Carney Flow Testing for Metal Powders’ explains when this test should be conducted, and how it is undertaken.
LPW Technology will be showcasing its full traceability solution with the innovative PowderSolve software system and PowderTrace smart hopper at the TCT Show 2017. Located at Hall 3 Stand E42, LPW’s sixth outing at the show in Birmingham on 26 – 28 September will see it demonstrating how its cutting-edge 3D technologies deliver effective traceability – from powder to part – in serial AM production.
LPW Technology, a key contributor to the metal additive manufacturing (AM) revolution, has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government-backed supply chain competitiveness programme, to help propel its phenomenal growth trajectory.
An initial, thorough 12-week business scrutiny established that LPW is an ideal manufacturing company to benefit from a £1.1M government-funded programme. Participation in SIG will deliver increased training and business support for sustainable growth. LPW is currently investing in a £20 M new manufacturing facility in Widnes to grow its metal powder products and services for AM. This SIG support will enable LPW to continue to expand its workforce and adopt new manufacturing technologies to service the safety-critical aerospace industry worldwide, underpinned with well-structured commercial and operations processes.
LPW Technology examines the sources and impact of porosity in metal AM with its latest case study, ‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’.
“When porosity causes issues in a built part, it’s important to understand the root cause. Porosity might originate from the metal powder or the AM process,” says Dr Rob Deffley, LPW’s Research & Development Manager. “This case study explores the different types of porosity, how they are identified, and follows LPW’s experienced applications engineers as they analyse a stainless steel 17-4 PH AM component failure. Identifying porosity as the source enabled the manufacturer to quickly resolve the issue.”
‘Porosity – Powder or process derived?’ is located in the LPW website technical library. These resources are all free to download – to access this latest case study, please click here.
11 July 2017: Hall Flow testing is the latest laboratory service datasheet to be released by LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and end-to-end solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. Focusing on one of the primary tests for powder flow, ‘Hall Flow Testing for Metal Powders’ examines the reasons for conducting the test, and the methodology underpinning it.