LPW to share AM expertise at Daresbury Campus Technology Hub

22 Nov, 2016

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.

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