LPW Powdersolve is a searchable powder characterization management system that handles the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders.
LPW Powdersolve is a searchable powder characterization management system that handles the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders.

LPW Powdersolve is a searchable powder characterization management system that handles the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders. It automates the process of data collection and analysis and makes it possible to track of the changing properties of AM powders, from the virgin state through repeated use and blending. It allows users to verify that powders consistently meet performance specifications, to detect contamination or degradation, and ensure sufficient powder is always available to meet production requirements. This information can be used to develop viable powder re-use strategies that reduce production costs, while at the same time safeguarding finished product quality.

Greater understanding

‘We understand that companies are looking for greater efficiency and understanding in powder specification as demands increase and powder re-use has become essential for the long term sustainability of the industry,’ said John D Hunter, general manager of LPW Technology Inc. ‘[...] our ultimate aim is to help end users take the intelligence and effectiveness of their company’s powder lifecycle management to the next level.’