Arcam Adds Powder Manufacturing Plant in Montreal

Arcam’s AP&C subsidiary will add capacity with a new plant in Canada.

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Arcam has announced that AP&C, its powder manufacturing subsidiary, is adding capacity with a new powder manufacturing plant in Montreal, Canada. The new facility will provide manufacturing redundancy, short-term capacity increase and long-term expansion capability, the company says.

This move follows significant growth in 2015 and 2016 and a surge in demand for titanium powders for additive manufacturing. AP&C uses plasma technology to convert raw material to powder with good properties such as flowability, density, chemistry and traceability. With the present capacity and planned build-out AP&C will reach an atomizing capacity of at least 750 tons per year, according to Arcam.

“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 powder plant and atomizing technology advancements, AP&C will add significant capacity in 2017 and onwards,” says Alain Dupont, president of AP&C. m

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