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 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.
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.
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
LPW Technology Ltd’s Technical Director Andy Florentine, BTech(Hons), MIET, will be delivering an insightful presentation at the influential Campus Technology Hub Showcase at Daresbury Laboratory on 29th November. Drawing on his experience with LPW, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, Andy will give an expert overview of the exciting field of metal AM.
Daresbury Laboratory, where LPW’s new R&D facility is located, is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, a UK government facility dedicated to world leading scientific research in fields such as accelerator science, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering and computational science. Here, led by Andy, our R&D team is focusing on the development of products and solutions to control and track the condition of metal powder in the AM process.
Andy will be taking the opportunity to share some of LPW’s knowledge of the AM industry and processes to an audience keen to know more about this rapidly-advancing sector. His talk, ‘Metal 3D printing – the Pow(d)er and potential,’ focuses on the possibilities of the fast-growing technology, discussing the benefit of creating components by AM, and stressing the importance of selecting the correct metal powder and controlling the process.
We will also open up the new AM test and development laboratory to the delegates, and our multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers will be demonstrating PowderSolve, our quality control software package which manages data from powders across multiple locations and multiple machines to give a clear overview of production status. The PowderFlow kit, the easy-to-use suite of flow measurement techniques for the laboratory or production environment, will also be on show.
We’re expecting interested visitors to call in to see the new TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 metal Additive Manufacturing machine too. The first machine of its kind in the UK, it will further progress our AM R&D ambition to create a ‘Centre of excellence in 3D metal printing’ in the UK that will support the global industry.
At formnext this year we’re hosting a series of short, 15 minute, debates on our stand, looking at some of the common issues surrounding metal Additive Manufacturing.
Dr Rob Deffley our R&D Manager and Neil Harrison our experienced Applications Engineer, will be presenting a series of seminars on contamination, residual stress and ‘powder vs process’ porosity, encouraging questions and discussion.
SOFTWARE – The machine is dead, long live the code!
Dr Phil Carroll, Managing Director, LPW Technology Ltd. is presenting at the TCT Show in Birmingham at the end of September. Come along on 29 September to hear his thought provoking discussion in the field of metal 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, as the last several years have seen a proliferation of new machines, IPOs and acquisitions.
LPW Technology are delighted to announce a partnership with Riverside College which will ensure that engineering students of the future will have developed the necessary skills and awareness to secure successful careers using the innovative technology within the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry.
Conference & Expo Date: 3-6 June 2015
Visit at Booth D16
The 2015 World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference & Expo will explore the future development and business model of the 3D printing industry and how 3D printing technology can be better combined with traditional industries.
Mike Ford, Sales Director of LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of optimised metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), will present new research on the effects of powder contamination, at ILAS 2015 (Kenilworth UK, 17-18th March).
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) 7th annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®) brings together representatives from industries including power generation, aerospace, medical and automotive. The workshop is an important forum for experts to share knowledge and learn best practice from global leaders in laser based techniques and AM applications.
LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), will introduce two new products that enable higher efficiency and better quality control (QC) in AM at EuroMold 2014. EuroMold 2014 takes place at the Frankfurt/Main exhibition centre on 25-28 November.
On 28th November 2012, LPW Technology will be giving a presentation on the development of process parameters for Laser Metal Deposition at the House of Lords, London.
In 2012, 20-21 September, LPW Technology will be attending and presenting at the RM Forum Seminar in Milan.