Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Precision ADM quadruples capacity with new equipment acquisition
February 16, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 16, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba-based engineering and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions provider Precision ADM says it has quadrupled its capacity after a recent investment in three EOS metal additive manufacturing machines.
According to Precision ADM, the acquisition makes it the largest direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) AM manufacturer in Canada with ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management System certification.
“This manufacturing capability and capacity expansion is an exciting step forward in Precision ADM’s growth,” said company CEO Martin Petrak.
The addition of two EOS M 290 machines and one EOS M 400-4 increases Precision ADM’s throughput by adding dedicated Cobalt Chrome production equipment to complement existing dedicated Titanium equipment. Additionally, the purchase will give customers access to the entire EOS set of parameters and materials, opening the door for Precision ADM to begin additively manufacturing parts made from EOS Stainless Steel 17-4 PH IndustryLine, Aluminum, and Nickel Alloy IN625, along with existing capabilities in Titanium Ti64, Cobalt Chrome, Nickel Alloy IN718, and Maraging Steel MS1.
“More and more medical device companies are turning to additive manufacturing technology and Precision ADM makes experimentation and scaling production possible,” said Laura Gilmour, global medical business manager at EOS. “We are excited to be the technology Precision ADM uses to serve the customers that value their devotion to quality.”
“There is a lot of momentum in the 3D printing industry in North America right now and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon,” added Andy Snow, senior vice president of EOS North America.