LPW's PowderTrace hopper for metal powders.
LPW's PowderTrace hopper for metal powders.

LPW Technology, a supplier of metal powders and software for AM, is showcasing its metal powder hopper, PowderTrace at Rapid.Tech, taking place in Erfurt, Germany from 20 and 22 June.

PowderTrace can be used to transport powders to the manufacturing facility and to store powder, reducing contamination and minimising manual handling. It can also reduce the risk of accidently mixing powders from a different batch, LPW said.

‘We’ll be demonstrating on the stand how these smart hoppers can monitor the humidity, temperature, pressure, oxygen levels and the weight of metal powder,’ said Phil Kilburn, LPW’s commercial director. ‘All data collected during transportation and storage can be uploaded into PowderSolve, LPW’s quality control software package, managing data from powders across multiple locations and multiple machines to provide a clear overview of production status.’

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