AML3D launches materials testing programme for AdditiveNow
January 5, 2021
AML3D Limited, Edinburgh, Australia, has launched a phase 1 materials testing programme (MT Program) for AdditiveNow Pty Ltd, West Perth, Australia, for the company’s client, a leading Australian mining company. AdditiveNow is a joint Additive Manufacturing venture established by Aurora Labs Limited and Advisian Digital, part of the WorleyParsons Group, in 2019.
It is anticipated that the company will use WAM®, a form of wire-based Directed Energy Deposition (DED) AM technology commonly known as Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAM), to reduce inventory costs associated with large inventories of high-wear and fatigue-loaded components that have naturally long lead times.
AML3D explains that this project arose from its collaboration with AdditiveNow, initiated in August 2020. It is expected that positive results from the test programme may promote the adoption of the technology across other AdditiveNow customers with similar requirements.
Andrew Sales, AML3D’s Managing Director, stated, “We are pleased to kick off AML3D’s global collaboration agreement with AdditiveNow with this project for a major Australian mining sector customer. We are confident that our test samples will pass the stringent requirements and progress to manufacturing large mining components with WAM in order to reduce inventory for customers.”
“AML3D is very pleased that the AdditiveNow partnership is delivering outcomes with blue-chip counterparties so early. We aim to maintain this strong trajectory and look forward to what may materialise in the future,” he concluded.