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 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 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).


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.

 


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


LPW to facilitate metal powder AM specification requirements in AMUG workshop

AM metal powder specifications with powder samplesLPW Technology will be focusing on the ability of materials to drive improvement in metal Additive Manufacturing at this year’s AMUG event.  Its ‘Workshop for the Generation of Additive Manufacturing Specific Powder Specifications’ aims to equip attendees with an understanding of the limitations of current standards for specification, and the effects of alloy variables on AM processing outcomes and how these can be controlled.


LPW at the first MAPP conference

The first ever MAPP conferenceadditive manufacturing metal powder degradation slide takes place in Sheffield, UK on the 30 – 31st January, and LPW’s Dr Neil Harrison, AM materials development lead, and Dr Nicola Jones, Marketing Manager, will both be contributing on the second day.

Dr Harrison will be exploring the evolution of metal powder through multiple reuse, and quantifying the relationship between cumulative laser energy and oxygen pick up in his presentation, ‘Measurement, control and prediction of metal powder evolution with serial LPBF processing’.

Dr Jones will be taking part in the Women in Engineering panel discussion ‘From research to results: Is powder research responding to industry’s needs?’, which offers an opportunity to ask the experts about current challenges in AM.


LPW showcases full build traceability for metal AM at TCT Show

LPW PowderTrace hopperLPW 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 demonstrating metal powder control and traceability at Rapid.Tech

LPW PowderTrace hopperLPW Technology is showcasing its pioneering metal powder hopper, PowderTrace, to a European audience at Rapid.Tech in Erfurt, Germany between 20th and 22nd June at stand 2-725.

“PowderTrace has been designed to meet manufacturers’ demands for traceability and control of metal powders, and has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of contamination in metal AM,” says Phil Kilburn, LPW’s Commercial Director.


Meet LPW’s team at key AM sector events

 

TCT Asia 2017
8 – 10 March
Shanghai, China
SNIEC, N5 G58
AMUG 2017
19 – 23 March
Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
Salon D, Booth 45
Lumex Fair 2017
21 – 21 April
Wiesbaden, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid+TCT 2017
9 – 11 May
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
RapidTech 2017
20 – 22 June
Messe Erfurt, Germany
TCT Europe 2017
26 – 28 September
Birmingham, England
NEC Hall 3 E42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formnext 2017
14 – 17 November
Frankfurt, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LPW Webinar: Protecting Your AM Investment – Metal Power Safety

 

AM safety gear

 

 

 

 

LPW Technology Ltd is hosting a webinar on metal powder safety in Additive Manufacturing (AM) with global independent safety science company UL on March 14th at 3pm, GMT.

The webinar will last for an hour, and experts from LPW and UL will be discussing the multiple facets of metal powder safety.  From specific material hazards, environmental conditions and material degradation to personal protection equipment and fire suppression, participants will learn how to safely manage metal powder and mitigate associated risks.

“There’s still time to register to participate in this interactive forum,” says Ben Ferrar, Chief Operating Officer of LPW.  “We’re looking forward to a lively and informative session where issues, mitigations and best practices are discussed and debated by people passionate about the metal AM sector.  We welcome questions during the webinar, and fully expect that everyone involved will come away with a deeper insight about how to manage metal powder safely.”

To Register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/2nlTLYr.


LPW Technology Showcases AM Metal Powder Solutions at TCT Asia

TCT ASia 2017

LPW Technology Ltd will be sharing its unique approach to additive manufacturing (AM) from the perspective of the powder at TCT Asia 2017, Stand N5 G58.

LPW will be exhibiting with its network of highly-experienced Asia-Pacific associates.  “Representatives of Shanghai Dream Arising of Shanghai, China, Aichi Sangyo Co Ltd of Japan, AM Solutions Inc. of South Korea, and XsecPro of Singapore, will all be available to demonstrate how their local expertise, combined with LPW’s wealth of experience in the management of the powder lifecycle, can support manufacturers’ metal AM processes in Asia,” says Dermot Desmond, LPW’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager.

Dermot and Gang Jiang of Shanghai Dream Arising will be delivering a brief, informative presentation on ‘How to monitor metal powder condition in Additive Manufacturing’ at 16.20 on Thursday 9th March at the TCT Fundamentals & Introducing stand, K90.

“AM technology in Asia is developing rapidly, and the Asian market is forecast to account for $316 Million in metal powders by 2021,” adds Dermot.  “Consistent materials and reliable processing intelligence are crucial to the viable mass industry adoption of AM.  We’re inviting visitors to the show to come to see us and discuss how LPW, our teams of applications engineers and R&D scientists, and our local partners, can offer manufacturers in Asia solutions to the challenges of AM in demanding applications including the aerospace, tooling and medical sectors.”

Visitors to TCT Asia will be able to meet local members of LPW’s networks at stand N5 G58, 8 – 10 March at Shanghai’s SNIEC.


LPW Chairs Advisory Board of National Manufacturing Hub for Advanced Powder Processes

Dr Carroll at MAPP launch

 

Dr Phil Carroll, the founder of LPW Technology Ltd, will have a key role on the Industrial Advisory Board of a £20 million government-backed initiative.  MAPP, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes, has been created to support UK businesses to exploit the potential of powder based manufacturing routes including metal AM technologies.

“It’s an accolade not only for the company but also for our highly-qualified team, that LPW’s innovation and expertise in the field of metal powders has been recognised with the opportunity to contribute to this project,” comments Dr Carroll.

As a respected industry entrepreneur and leader, Dr Carroll, was approached to Chair the Industrial Advisory Board of MAPP, which is led by the University of Sheffield and funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  One of eight research hubs exploring and improving new manufacturing techniques, MAPP will focus on supporting the UK’s manufacturing base to capitalise on the opportunities powder processes, including AM, have to offer, translating advanced technologies into practical solutions for industries such as aerospace, energy and biomedical.

Dr Carroll delivered a presentation on LPW’s vision at MAPP’s official launch event at Sheffield University at the end of January, 2017.  “LPW’s commitment to the research and development of AM solutions from the perspective of the metal powder directly complements MAPP’s vision to deliver new powder-based manufacturing processes that will provide low-energy, low cost and low waste manufacturing routes and products for industry,” says Dr Carroll.  “We’re excited to be contributing to such a forward-looking project that has the potential to transform our manufacturing base.”

MAPP will work with academic, commercial and innovation partners to drive the research needed to address the challenges limiting the development and uptake of powder-based processes.


LPW Working with Laser Institute of America for Workshop on AM opportunities

 

LAM Workshop 2017

Our US operation will Co-Chair the Laser Institute of America’s influential Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) on February 21-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

John Hunter, the General Manager of LPW Technology, Inc., and Minlin Zhong of Tsinghua University, will Co-Chair the workshops under General Chair Milan Brandt of RMIT University.  LAM 2017 will provide an opportunity for national and international practitioners to discuss and explore the many benefits AM technology offers compared to traditional subtractive methods.

“LAM will share learning from the successful real world industrial applications of leading edge additive processes, and we can harness LPW’s experience and expertise in the AM industry to facilitate truly relevant and informative workshops,” says John.  “This is an excellent networking and educational opportunity for those interested in capitalising on AM laser technology.”

For more information on the Laser Institute of America’s LAM® Workshops please visit https://www.lia.org/conferences/lam