AP&C Breaks Ground on a Second Plant

The Arcam subsidiary is building a powder plant in Quebec.


AP&C, the powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam AB, has begun construction on its second powder plant in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. AP&C specializes in plasma atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing and plans to invest as much as 31 million Canadian dollars in the new powder facility. According to the company, it will also create 106 new jobs in addition to the 85 people currently employed, within the next three years.

“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 highest quality powder for production at competitive cost,” says Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.

“This investment makes possible to provide our existing and future clients with superior quality powders to meet the high manufacturing standards of the aerospace and orthopaedic industries,” says Alain Dupont, president of AP&C. “With this new powder production facility and advances in atomization technology, AP&C will significantly increase capacity.” a