New Metal AM Powder Management Software
Andrew Wheeler posted on March 24, 2015 |

LPW POWDERSOLVE is a fully searchable powder characterization management system that processes and analyzes data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders.  The software allows users to track the changing properties of AM powders “from the virgin state through repeated use and blending.”

 

By quickly ordering and presenting powder characterization data, LPW POWDERSOLVE is designed to give users the ability to verify three things: 

·       That powders consistently meet performance specifications

·       To accurately detect contamination or degradation

·       To ensure sufficient powder is always available to meet production requirements. 

 

LPW Technology, a developer and supplier of metal powders for additive manufacturing, will be launching LPW POWDERSOLVE to the U.S. market at RAPID 2015. The company claims its new software enables higher efficiency and better quality control in AM.

 

The intent of this software is to help users develop cogent powder re-use strategies in order to reduce production costs without sacrificing the quality of finished products. 

 



“With eight years of experience and a strong network of clients at the highest levels of industry, we understand that companies are looking for greater efficiency and understanding in powder specification as demands increase and powder re-use has become essential for the long term sustainability of the industry,” says John D Hunter, general manager of LPW Technology Inc.  “Supplementing the quality certification provided with all LPW virgin powders, with the most accurate and objective performance information available, our ultimate aim is to help end users take the intelligence and effectiveness of their company’s powder lifecycle management to the next level.”

 

Designated users can view the comprehensive powder database by logging in to LPWPOWDERSOLVE’s secure website.

 

 “This is a product set to change the nature of powder management in demanding production environments,” adds Hunter. “We are committed to supporting the industry with objective performance information to reduce the reliance on subjectivity that has historically characterized the practice of powder re-use strategies. Providing valuable support as you shape your use of LPWPOWDERSOLVE around your specific needs, our aim is to make your experience of the product as direct and as relevant as possible.”

 

If you happen to be near Long Beach, California on May 18 to 21, you can see the LPWPOWDERSOLVE software for yourself at RAPID 2015. LPW representatives will answer any questions you might have at booth #729.

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