Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation and LPW Technology Ltd have formed a strategic alliance to promote the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) in the production environment. Taiyo Nippon Sanso is a supplier of industrial, specialty, and electronic gases, while LPW Technology makes metal powder for AM.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso will now supply a new range of AM metal powders developed by LPW Technology as part of a total package including gases, metal powders, and metal heat treatment techniques. Initially, the LPW products will be available through Taiyo Nippon Sanso group sales hubs in Singapore and China, and in the USA through its subsidiary company Matheson Tri-Gas.

‘This alliance with Taiyo Nippon Sanso is truly ground-breaking for the industry and will lead to further understanding of the total AM process and ultimately the development of more robust processes and novel alloys,’ said Dermot Desmond, Asia Pacific sales manager.

Technology lab

Taiyo Nippon Sanso has an additive manufacturing technical team at its gas application R&D lab in Yamanashi, Japan. In addition to developing a partnership with LPW, Taiyo Nippon Sanso is developing partnerships with other providers of technology within AM, which includes AM machine manufacturer Optomec.

‘This will be the first integrated metal additive manufacturing technology lab in Asia,’ said Taiyo Nippon Sanso general manager, global business development, global operations, Tadaharu Watanabe.

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