Arcam AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and leading supplier of Additive Manufacturing solutions, announced today that its metal powder subsidiary, AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, is building its fourth and fifth reactors, adding significant capacity to its titanium and nickel super-alloy powder manufacturing operation.
AP&C, the high quality powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam, uses proprietary technology for Plasma Atomization. AP&C is continuously developing its technology and the latest advance, increased atomization rates and yield, allows higher manufacturing rates of powder distributions dedicated for Additive Manufacturing equipment.
“The need for high end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of Additive Manufacturing. Arcam is determined to serve the industry through cost efficient solutions thus converting traditional manufacturing into Additive Manufacturing. A requisite is to offer the highest quality powder for production at competitive cost”, says Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
“With this new generation of atomizing technology, AP&C is now in a position to supply aerospace and medical part manufacturers’ titanium powders in volumes needed today and in the future. With a multiple reactor operation, AP&C can produce its standard products on dedicated reactors and equipment, therefore eliminating cross-contamination risks”, says Jacques Mallette, President of AP&C, www.advancedpowders.com.