News & events

Visit us at the Paris Airshow 17 to 23 June

We are exhibiting at the Paris Air Show this year, 17th-23rd June, located at Hall 5 E232 in Le Bourget,. Visit us to find out more about our specialty alloys and concept to creation additive manufacturing capabilities.

Carpenter Additive is a business unit of Carpenter Technology Corporation which is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Our expanded AM capabilities provide a complete “end-to-end” solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production.

Founded in 1889, Carpenter Technology has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, including alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. So as well as talking to us about our full range of AM products and services, our team is on hand to discuss all of your metals applications. To book an appointment at Paris contact us here

More information about Carpenter Technology can be found at www.carpentertechnology.com.


Carpenter Technology’s New Additive Manufacturing (AM) Business Unit Offers Full spectrum of AM Products and Services

PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) announced today the formation of its Carpenter Additive business unit. Carpenter Technology has taken meaningful action to build upon its reputation as an established and respected powders metals supplier to become an influential leader in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

Carpenter Additive’s capabilities span the entire AM process, including:

  • Highly engineered, gas atomized powders
  • Metal powder lifecycle management solutions
  • Finished component production capabilities
  • Integrated AM and R&D facilities focused on innovation and technical solutions for customers
  • Industrial-scale AM and full post-processing capabilities

 

“From powder production to manufacturing and finishing parts, the full spectrum of our capabilities is what differentiates Carpenter Additive from the rest of the AM industry,” said Chief Executive Officer Tony R. Thene. “We are revolutionizing how customers approach this disruptive technology by offering end-to-end solutions through an array of technical expertise, powder production, parts production, and material lifecycle management. Carpenter Additive is working with our customers and driving industry-wide change.”

About Carpenter Technology Corporation

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter Technology has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter Technology has expanded its AM capabilities to provide a complete “end-to-end” solution to accelerate materials innovation and streamline parts production. More information about Carpenter Technology can be found at www.carpentertechnology.com.


Trends in AM for end-use production

LPW’s Chief Operating Officer, Ben Ferrar, offers a strategic overview of future trends in the Additive Manufacturing sector in a recently published article in 3DPI. To read Ben’s observations on how AM is moving to production and the challenges this presents click here


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.