AML3D signs $2M contract with US Navy for additively manufactured submarine parts

August 24, 2023

August 24, 2023

ARCEMY X Wire-arc metal Additive Manufacturing will be used to build the replacement components used in US Navy submarines (Courtesy AML3D)
ARCEMY X Wire-arc metal Additive Manufacturing will be used to build the replacement components used in US Navy submarines (Courtesy AML3D)

AML3D Limited, headquartered in Edinburgh, Australia, has signed a contract to develop and additively manufacture replacement metal components used in US Navy submarines. The high-demand component is no longer available from conventional manufacturers, and will present an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the role AML3D’s Additive Manufacturing technology can play in addressing supply chain constraints across the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base.

The nine month contract, valued at approximately AUS $2.02 million, has been signed with BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit, neutral integrator that supports the strengthening and sustainability of the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base, including the acceleration of advanced manufacturing technologies.

The non-safety-critical (NSC) components are made with AML3D qualified nickel-aluminium-bronze (NAB) alloy material. The manufacturing contract presents an opportunity for AML3D to demonstrate that its ARCEMY Additive Manufacturing technology can produce complex components to a high quality and exceed the material strength properties of equivalent cast parts.

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The NSC components manufacturing contract is directly aligned with AML3D’s strategy to scale up in the US and embed the company’s proprietary ARCEMY technology within the US defence and maritime sectors. This contract follows recent alloy testing contracts and ARCEMY sales to support the US Navy’s submarine industrial base, demonstrating the increasing momentum across AML3D’s US operations.

AML3D Interim CEO Sean Ebert, shared, “AML3D is excited to continue to deepen its long-term, strategic partnership with the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. The NSC components manufacturing contract is further evidence of the growing momentum in our US scale-up strategy. This strategy is driving the growth of the company and creating value for our shareholders over the immediate term and beyond.”

“The delivery of these complex submarine components, which is no longer available from traditional manufacturers, demonstrates the important role of AML3D’s ARCEMY technology at a time of heightened interest in advanced manufacturing to help meet demand driven by the AUKUS alliance. AML3D’s focus is on the US defence, aviation and maritime sectors and the Company is well positioned to access the many opportunities that will be created as a result of the AUKUS Alliance, in the US, Australia and Europe,” Ebert continued.

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