AP&C Expands Powder Manufacturing Capacity

The company, a subsidiary of Arcam AB, has added atomizing reactors to address demand for powdered titanium.

AP&C, Arcam AB’s powder manufacturing subsidiary located in Montreal, Canada, has added three new atomizing reactors as a result of growth in 2015 and increasing demand for high-quality titanium powders.

The company uses plasma technology to efficiently convert raw material to powder with good properties such as flowability, density, chemistry and traceability. With the present build-out AP&C will reach a capacity of at least 500 tons per year, the company says.

“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.

“With this investment we are committing to supply our present and future customers with superior quality materials to meet the high manufacturing standards of the biomedical and aerospace industries. With the new reactors and atomizing technology advancements, AP&C will triple production capacity in 2016,” says Alain Dupont, president of AP&C. A