The government funding will help push the development of super-clean powders of new composition made using non-conventional powder production processes.
The government funding will help push the development of super-clean powders of new composition made using non-conventional powder production processes.

LPW has been awarded UK government funding through its Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

The funding will help push the development of super-clean powders of new composition made using non-conventional powder production processes, which will enable the sustainable use of AM in a wide range of critical and demanding applications, the company says. A dedicated facility to accommodate new equipment will be built and could create up to 137 new jobs.

Through the initiative, UK manufacturing supply chain projects will benefit from a total of £67 million of government investment, with £109 million being invested in the same projects by industry. The fund will see LPW receive support totalling £3 million, with the total project size approximately £13.2 million. LPW are being supported in the project by The Welding Institute (TWI) and The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

A dedicated facility to accommodate new equipment will be built. It is due to create up to 137 new jobs and safeguard more than 30 existing roles.

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