Sweden’s Arcam AB has announced that a third atomisation reactor at the company’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, is now operational. The expansion will add significant capacity to its titanium powder manufacturing operation.
AP&C uses proprietary Plasma Atomisation technology and has designed and manufactured its third atomisation reactor with a new state-of-the-art process control system. With this new investment, AP&C now has two production lines encompassing reactors and related sieving and mixing equipment fully dedicated to titanium products. A third reactor is dedicated to Inconel and other alloys. After the expansion AP&C has an atomisation capacity of over 150 tons of titanium alloys per year.
“The need for high end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of Additive Manufacturing. Arcam is determined to serve the industry through cost efficient solutions thus converting traditional manufacturing into Additive Manufacturing. A requisite is to offer highest quality powder for production at competitive cost,” stated Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
“With this investment in capacity, we continue to drive AP&C’s mission to be the reference for high quality titanium and other high-melting point alloy powders for the Aerospace and Medical industries,” added Jacques Mallette, President of AP&C.
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