The metal powders manufactured by this Cheshire company are used in 3D printing of products ranging from turbine blades to dental implants. It has also developed software that enables customers to manage their metal powder stock, and test its quality and reusability. Founder and managing director Phil Carroll, 38, started the business from his kitchen table in 2007. It now has offices in the US and Germany, and exports accounted for 80% of total sales of £7.4m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank51
CompanyLPW Technology
ActivityMetal powder manufacturer
LocationCheshire
Average 3 year sales growth73.09%
Latest sales £000s*7,380
Staff36
Founded2007
Websitewww.lpwtechnology.com

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