AML3D to manufacture prototype parts for Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter class frigates

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December 5, 2023

December 5, 2023

AML3D will produce prototype parts for use in the new Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (Courtesy AML3D)

AML3D Limited, located in Edinburgh, Australia, has signed a prototype part manufacture and testing contract with BAE Systems Maritime Australia (BAESMA). The prototype part is a test component for use within BAESMA’s contract to design and build the Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy.

The announcement follows feasibility and commercial validation testing programmes that reportedly demonstrated AML3D’s Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) as a cost-effective manufacturing solution that meets the standards of the Royal Australian Navy.

The contract will be fulfilled at AML3D’s manufacturing facilities in Adelaide and is expected to last for eight to ten weeks.

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In addition to expanding AML3D’s relationship with BAESMA, the contract also highlights the potential role of AML3D’s Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing technology in bolstering Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability, which could be applicable to other markets.

“We had great confidence that our WAM technology would satisfy BAESMA’s testing and move into component manufacturing,” stated Sean Ebert, AML3D’s Chief Executive Officer. “AML3D has a focus on the significant demand we are seeing in the US, where we are enjoying a lot of success in winning a steady stream of contracts, but we also have a stated aim to develop our commercial relationships across additional marine and defence sectors. Expanding our relationship with BAESMA in Australia, as part of its work for the Royal Australian Navy, is a great example of delivering on this aspect of our growth plan and diversifying our revenue base.”

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