Powderflow measurement kit

LPW Technology, a supplier of powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has launched a new product line called Powderflow. The product is a powder flow measurement kit, which allows the user to characterise the powder flow to known ASTM standards.

In LPW’s experience, customers can confuse machine problems with powder problems and vice versa, resulting in time and cost being wasted before a fault is found. Powderflow has been developed to combat such issues and thus reduce overall system down time.

Powderflow is delivered in a robust case and allows engineers to determine apparent density ASTM B212, angle of repose, Hall flow ASTM B213 and Carney flow ASTM B964.

LPW provides metal powders for companies working with AM within the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries.


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