North West manufacturer LPW supplies high-grade metal powders for additive manufacturing. CEO and founder, Dr Phil Carroll told James Lawson how high-tech innovation is spearheading his company’s expansion within this fast-growing market.
Additive manufacturing (AM) components must withstand a high level of pressure. Pierre Foret, head of AM at Linde Group explains, why only a few companies worldwide have the capacity to control every step in the AM value chain from powder production to cleaning.
The barrier to the wider adoption of additive manufacturing most commonly identified by UK manufacturers is ‘skills’. Tim Minshall explains what this means in the context of the technology's expansion in Britain.
The growing adoption of additive manufacturing means that IP rights holders are taking ever more interest in the implications for the protection of their assets. Rem Noormohamed and Marco Müller-ter Jung - of international law firm DWF LLP - explain the English and German law positions.