AML3D marks first machine sale to US Department of Defense

February 2, 2023

AML3D has entered the US Defense industry with the sale of the Arcemy X-Edition 6700 (Courtesy AML3D)
AML3D has entered the US Defense industry with the sale of the Arcemy X-Edition 6700 (Courtesy AML3D)

AML3D Limited, Edinburgh, Australia, has announced the sale of a large-scale Arcemy X-Edition 6700 metal Additive Manufacturing machine to support the US Navy’s accelerating adoption of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) technology, also referred to as wire-based Directed Energy Deposition (DED).

The AUD $1.0 million (US$697,800) X-Edition 6700 machine will be located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and used to manufacture on-demand parts critical to scaling the parts supply of the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. Supply, shipping, installation and commissioning is expected to be completed within 2023.

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A further expansion of the company’s strategic partnership with the US Navy is expected with an additional contract for metal characterisation testing using AML3D’s Arcemy machines for the provision of parts to the industrial base, due in Q3.

Typical AML3D Arcemy industrial metal AM machine configuration (Courtesy AML3D)
Typical AML3D Arcemy industrial metal AM machine configuration (Courtesy AML3D)

“AML3D is excited to be supporting the US Navy’s submarine industrial base programs for the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies with an Arcemy X-Edition 6700 system, our large-scale, industrial purpose solution,” stated Ryan Millar, CEO, AML3D. “This sale is a significant opportunity for AML3D, as it is part of a long-term strategic partnership with the US Navy helping them scale up submarine production with advanced additive manufacturing technology. This opportunity with the US Navy and the Submarine Industrial Base aligns with AML3D’s strategy of focusing on Arcemy product sales, especially in the US maritime and defence sectors. I look forward to providing further updates as we deepen our presence and partnerships in the US.”

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AML3D has entered the US Defense industry with the sale of the Arcemy X-Edition 6700 (Courtesy AML3D)

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