LPW Technology CEO Dr Phil Carroll and Jan-Cees Santema, Additive Industries’ sales director Europe.
LPW Technology CEO Dr Phil Carroll and Jan-Cees Santema, Additive Industries’ sales director Europe.

LPW Technology and Additive Industries plan to work together to develop industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) for high-end applications such as aerospace.

LPW Technology CEO Dr Phil Carroll and Jan-Cees Santema, Additive Industries’ sales director Europe have signed a commercial agreement for Additive Industries to offer LPW’s metal powders as part of their MetalFAB1 systems. This will reportedly allow users to automatically load powder into the MetalFAB1 systems in inert conditions and record the main characteristics of the metal powders during their lifecycle from metal powder manufacturing to part production. This closed loop system could reduce the risk of contamination and potential variations in the powder performance as a result of exposure to oxygen and humidity.

This story is reprinted from material from Additive Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.