AP&C unveils state-of-the-art powder manufacturing facility in Canada

September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary, AP&C, officially opened a new facility in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada. The new manufacturing plant will employ more than one hundred new employees by the end of the year, making it one of the largest employers in the region and marking a significant growth for AP&C, which has quadrupled in size over the last two years.

With a present total production capacity of 750 tons and planned production capacity of 1,250 tons at full capacity, the new plant is poised to meet the growing demand for titanium powders in terms of quality and capacity. “The need for high end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of Additive Manufacturing,” stated Magnus René, Arcam CEO. “Arcam, AP&C and GE Additive are 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 and in sufficient volumes.”

The facility was opened in a ceremony attended, in addition to René, by Alain Dupont, President and CEO of AP&C; Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager of GE Additive; Per Sjögren, Swedish Ambassador to Canada; Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie; Linda Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Milles-Îles; and Pierre Charron, Mayor of Saint-Eustache.

A subsidiary of the Swedish firm Arcam AB, a GE Additive company, AP&C has invested a total of $31 million CAD in this highly-automated plant, aided by financial contributions from Canada Economic Development, Montréal International, Investissement Quebec and the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation.

“Our new facility represents a new and inspiring phase for Arcam and GE Additive and a major step for AP&C at a time when we strive to respond to the growing demand for Additive Manufacturing”, stated Alain Dupont, President of AP&C. “We are very pleased that the factory was delivered on time and on budget, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our team who led the development project. We are also especially thankful to our investors and partners without whom this accomplishment could not have been possible.”



September 12, 2017

About Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine

Metal AM magazine, published quarterly in digital and print formats, is read by a rapidly expanding international audience.

Our audience includes component manufacturers, end-users, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, researchers and more.

In addition to providing extensive industry news coverage, Metal AM magazine is known for exclusive, in-depth articles and technical reports.

Our focus is the entire metal AM process from design to application.

Each issue is available as an easy-to-navigate digital edition and a high-quality print publication.

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap