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
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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.
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 Carpenter Additive Presenting at the 3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing (ISAM) 2019
LPW Carpenter Additive’s Materials Development Manager, Dr Neil Harrison, is presenting at the 3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing (ISAM) 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
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.
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.
The 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.
US Office Phone: +1 412-788-2856
LPW Technology Inc.
110 South Campus Dr.
Imperial, PA 15126
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.
LPW Technology, the market leader in the manufacture, development and processing of high quality metal powders and innovative solutions for additive manufacturing, quantifies the risk of reusing powder in an uncontrolled manner and provides PowderLife solutions to assess, in real-time, the suitability of metal powder for continued reuse.
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).
At IMTS, September 10 – 15, 2018, global engineering technologies company Renishaw will launch its new RenAM external powder silo integration from its dedicated additive manufacturing stand, West building, level 3, stand 431607.
To meet this need, Renishaw has partnered with LPW Technology to integrate their PowderTrace™ hopper as an option on Renishaw AM machines.
Webinar announcement – AM metal powder evolution and its impact on additive manufacturing production
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.
- 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 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.