LPW POWDERSOLVE software is designed to enable higher efficiency and better quality control in additive manufacturing (AM). It is a secure, online, fully searchable metal powder characterization management system that handles all the analytical data required to assess the performance of AM metal powders. By automating the time-intensive process of data collection and analysis, it delivers reliable and efficient tracking of the changing properties of AM powders, from the virgin state through repeated use and blending. By efficiently ordering and presenting powder characterization data, it allows users to verify that powders consistently meet performance specifications, to accurately 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.