LPW POWDERSOLVE analyses metal powder performance.
LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing is set to add to the impressive volume of new product reveals at EuroMold 2014 by introducing two new products.
One of those products is LPW POWDERSOLVE, a new secure, online, fully searchable powder characterisation management system that allows consumers to handle all the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders.
The system delivers reliable and efficient tracking of the changing properties of AM powders, from its original state through repeated use and blending. The collected information can be used to develop viable powder re-use strategies that reduce production costs and safeguard finished product quality.
“As the application of AM grows it is becoming increasingly important to build high levels of quality care into the evolving supply chain, especially for industries working to certification standards,” said Dr Phil Carroll, Managing Director of LPW. “Powder re-use is also a critical issue. LPW POWDERSOLVE allows customers to manage and analyse the data needed to ensure that a powder, new or re-used, will deliver specified performance. LPW POWDERTRACE supports the development of efficient protocols for transport and storage to maintain a powder in optimal condition. Both tools aid industry efforts towards new levels of QC and efficiency.”
LPW POWDERTRACE is a large volume, smart storage container for the transport of AM metal powders. It features sensors to monitor humidity, temperature, pressure, vibration/impact and oxygen levels and produces detailed information on the variables that the powder has been subjected to during transport, and in storage.
Visitors can see LPW in Hall 11.0 on booth B28 at EuroMold 2014 taking place at the Frankfurt/Main exhibition centre on 25-28 November.