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Arcam to invest in new powder manufacturing plant in Quebec


May 19, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 19, 2016 – AP&C, the Canadian powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam, will be building a new powder manufacturing plant in Montreal, Que.

Acquired by Arcam in February 2014, AP&C produces fine distributions of metal powders from titanium and other reactive or high melting point alloys for additive manufacturing and other powder metallurgy techniques.

The new facility, according to the company, will provide “manufacturing redundancy, short-term capacity increase and long-term expansion capability.” The capacity increase follows “significant growth” in 2015 and 2016 and a “surge in demand” for AP&C’s titanium powders for additive manufacturing.

“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,” added Alain Dupont, president of AP&C.

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The company expects to reach a production capacity of at least 750 tons per year.