LPW showcases AM metal powders at TCT Show

TCT Logo - shortlisted for software awardThe market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, LPW Technology views AM from the perspective of the powder.  At this year’s TCT Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, it will be highlighting its extensive range of fully optimised and characterised powders at Hall 3 Stand E42, and demonstrating its innovative end-to-end solutions for AM.

LPW has an action-packed schedule at the TCT Show, showcasing its products and sharing its experience in additive manufacturing.  Experienced PowderRange engineers will be on hand at the stand to discuss how LPW’s AM-specific metal powders and PowderLife products and services add confidence and traceability to the AM process.  

LPW’s Dr Phil Carroll talks about the future of AM

If the aerospace and defence sectors are to adopt and capitalise on the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), and do so safely, traceability of materials is a key requirement.

LPW manufactures materials, sensors and software ensuring the control and full traceability of metal powder for AM.  Dr Phil Carroll, CEO and founder, has been talking to Farnborough International about the process and LPW’s brand new purpose-built factory – the world’s first dedicated facility focused on metal powders exclusively for AM.  To view the video, click here

LPW’s latest AM case study uses M300 to demonstrate the importance of metal powder specification  

LPW M300 case study‘Maraging Steel: The effects of alloy chemistry on processability’ is the latest informative case study to be published by LPW Technology, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing industry.

“A metal powder can not only move out of, but can also vary within, specification,” says Dr Rob Deffley, LPW’s Research & Development Manager.  “In this particular case study, we follow the analysis of batches of M300 maraging steel as our highly skilled applications engineers identify the issues that led to a problem with the final mechanical properties of a built part.  We also explore the solution they designed to resolve the problem.”

‘Maraging Steel: The effects of alloy chemistry on processability’ can be found in the LPW website technical library, alongside the brochures and the laboratory services datasheets.  These resources are all free to download – to access this latest case study, please click here

New LPW / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair created to mine, process and alloy data, and to model novel alloys for optimising the additive manufacturing process.

The LPW/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in ‘Alloy and microstructure design for additive layer manufacturing’ has been created to capitalise on the exciting potential data mining and alloy design for the rapidly growing metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology for novel, high-performance metal powder development.

Industrialisation of metal additive manufacturing is at the point of delivering vast quantities of data from the complex metallurgical processes involved in creating components through metal AM. As this technology is poised to disrupt the established techniques for fabricating metal components so collecting data, and simulating new compositions and microstructures, promises to transform the approach to generating novel high-performance alloys for applications in critical industries.

Professor Pedro Rivera has been appointed to the LPW / Royal Academy of Engineering Chair at Lancaster University. Professor Rivera is transferring from his post as Assistant Director of Research, SKF University Technology Centre, Cambridge University where his focus has been on sophisticated modelling to generate new alloys. His appointment to the new research chair at Lancaster University will see research into engineering new materials harness the power of thermodynamic and kinetic modelling, combined with the concept of neural networking and genetic algorithms to design revolutionary high-performance AM specific alloys.