PowderTrace, the smart metal powder storage & transport solution, controls risk and traceability in AM. Equipped with sensors, the hoppers monitor metal powder environment from source to component throughout the powder lifecycle.
PowderTrace holds up to 470kg of powder, and can be used to transport and store powders, minimising manual handling. Fully sealed under an inert atmosphere, the units keep the powders dry and free from contaminants. Sensors monitor the weight, humidity, temperature, pressure, and oxygen levels of the metal powder environment, and all data collected can be uploaded into PowderSolve, LPW’s quality control software package which manages data from powders across multiple locations and multiple machines to give a clear overview of production status.
PowderTrace can be used as a standalone unit or as part of PowderLife, LPW’s unique full AM powder lifecycle management system.