UK-based LPW Technology is launching its USA facility’s upgraded metal additive manufacturing (AM) powder analysis and reconditioning services at AM Americas 2017, taking place in Pasadena, USA, on 6-8 December.
The company moved its USA operation to larger premises near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in October. The new facility affords the room required to house laboratory equipment for a broad range of analyses and tests as well as parallel reconditioning lines of sieves and blenders for processing powders and recertifying them to original specifications.
LPW Technology also intends to showcase its PowderRange of off-the-shelf metal AM powders and PowderLife family of powder lifecycle management hardware and software products and services.
At the beginning of the month, the company signed an agreement to add Airbus APWorks' Scalmalloy aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy to its portfolio of powders for safety-critical sectors. Scalmalloy is lightweight and affords high strength and ductility, making it suitable for aerospace, defense and transportation applications, among others.
Furthermore, PowderLife has recently been made available to support industrial metal AM; specifically, powders can be developed according to individual customer specifications using PowderLife hardware and software products, thus guaranteeing material traceability and control through repeated builds.
Commenting on the company's presence at AM Americas 2017, John Hunter, general manager of LPW Technology in the USA, said: ‘We have a great deal to showcase at AM Americas. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to booth 229 and discussing how LPW Technology’s pioneering PowderRange and PowderLife products and services can add value to their AM processes.’