Toolcraft join with LPW for AM metal powders
Another name being converted to the benefits of powder based additive manufacturing is German company, Toolcraft.
With the help of LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing, Toolcraft will be able to meet the demands of a wide range of industries including defence, biomedical science and motor sports in the demand for high end precision metal components.
As well as being leading providers in new alloys, LPW has developed a unique focus on complete powder analysis offering customers an accurate evaluation of additive manufacturing applications to deliver fully optimised results.
“LPW are ahead of other suppliers in terms of the way in which they analyse powders under the conditions needed to provide relevant data for AM,” said Christoph Hauck, Managing Director of Toolcraft. “They also use data to help us identify an optimised powder for a specific AM application.”
LPW, based at the Science and Innovation Campus in Daresbury, UK, are primary suppliers of stock and customised high quality powders for SLM, LMD and EBM additive manufacturing on a global scale.
Hauck, added, “LPW is increasingly at the top of my list when it comes to sourcing powders for applications in regulated industries. I know I can rely on them to help me to fully meet customer requirements and provide the certified powders we frequently need for new AM applications.”
Toolcraft’s trade predominantly stems to the medical technology and aerospace sectors, requiring the use of certified materials. Therefore, a constant flow of powder optimised and produced at a competitive price are key to the flow of the business.