In November 2013 LPW Technology Ltd and Aichi Sangyo Co., Ltd. signed a long-term strategic agreement to advance the use of optimised metal powders for Additive Manufacturing in Japan.
As an established service provider, Aichi Sanygo has served industries within advanced technologies for over half a century; and the partnership has been formed to establish Aichi Sangyo as the exclusive representative for LPW powders in the Japanese market.
The partnership will encompass sole license in the territory of LPW Laser Metal Deposition, Electron Beam Melting and Selective Laser Melting powders, as well as collaborative research projects and product development.
LPW Director Dr. Phil Carroll said
LPW have led the development and integration of advanced metal powders for Additive Manufacturing and have a clear intent to remain at the forefront of the industry. We are committed to supporting the adoption of AM technologies globally and creating awareness to the importance of materials.
President Yasuyuki Inoue of Aichi Sangyo said
Our collaboration with LPW will provide our customers with cutting-edge materials supplemented with the experience and local knowledge to best serve manufacturing industries.