Alloy company Carpenter Technology says that it has acquired LPW Technology Ltd, which supplies metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), for approximately US$81 million. LPW is based in Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom with additional processing operations near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It employs approximately 80 people.

‘Our aggressive development in key aspects of AM demonstrates our commitment to build on our industry-leading position in this space,’ said Tony R Thene, Carpenter’s president and CEO. ‘The acquisition combines LPW’s metal powder lifecycle management technology and processes with our technical expertise in producing highly engineered metal powders and additively manufactured components.’  

Carpenter’s additive portfolio now includes recent investments in Puris, a titanium powder producer, CalRAM, which supplies in electron beam and laser powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing services, and construction of an emerging technology center in Athens, Alabama, USA.  

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