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Arcam subsidiary AP&C breaks ground on second Quebec plant


October 17, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Oct. 17, 2016 – Arcam AB’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C has begun building its second powder plant in Saint-Eustache, Que.

Specializing in plasma atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing, AP&C says it plans to invest up to $31 million in the new facility. Approximately 106 new jobs will be created, in addition to the 85 people currently employed, within the next three years, says the company.

“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.”

“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,” adds Magnus René, CEO of Arcam. “A requisite is to offer highest quality powder for production at competitive cost.”

AP&C says it benefited from the “support, advice and financial assistance of Canada Economic Development, Montréal International, Investissement Québec and the Québec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation in moving [the] expansion project forward.”

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In May, the subsidiary announced it was building a powder manufacturing plant in Montreal, Que.