AML3D ships AM stainless steel ‘showpiece’ propeller to consultancy firm 3D Printing Corporation

September 25, 2020

AML3D has shipped this additively manufactured propeller to 3D Printing Corporation to demonstrate benefits of its WAM® (Wire Additive Manufacturing) technology (Courtesy AML3D Limited)

AML3D Limited, Edinburgh, Australia, reports that it has shipped a 316L stainless steel additively manufactured propeller to 3D Printing Corporation (3DPC) based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. 

3DPC is a consultancy firm that focuses on identifying innovative technologies capable of enhancing the manufacturing capabilities of its clients.

The additively manufactured propeller will reportedly be made available to 3DPC’s marine sector clients as a ‘showpiece’ to demonstrate the advantages of AML3D’s WAM® (Wire Additive Manufacturing) technology over the traditional casting methods. 

AML3D states that the relationship with 3DPC provides a significant opportunity to capitalise on the growing global market for propellers that is anticipated to reach US$5.4 billion by 2022, with considerable demand coming from the APAC region.

The purchase order for the additively manufactured propeller is valued at $10,000 and it is anticipated that successful validation may lead to significant commercial contracts with various 3DPC clients, explains AML3D. 

Andrew Sales, AML3D’s Managing Director, commented, “We are proud to be able to deliver a complex propeller blade trial piece and look forward to expanding our presence in both the Asia Pacific region and global marine sector with the support of 3DPC.”

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