Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, has built three new powder atomizing reactors.

The new capacity increase, making a total of eight reactors, follows on from significant growth for AP&C in 2015 and a surge in demand for the company’s titanium powders.

AP&C’s plasma technology converts raw material to powder which reportedly has improved flowability, density, chemistry and traceability. With the present build-out, AP&C will reach a capacity of at least 500 tons per year, tripling production capacity.

‘The need for high end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of additive manufacturing,’ said Magnus René, CEO of Arcam. ‘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.’

 ‘With this investment we are committing to supply our present and future customers with superior quality materials to meet the high manufacturing standards of the biomedical and aerospace industries,’ said Alain Dupont, president of AP&C.

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