Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C is based in Montreal, Canada.
Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C is based in Montreal, Canada.

Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, continues to add capacity by building a new powder manufacturing plant. 

The new facility will provide manufacturing redundancy, short term capacity increase and long term expansion capability, the company said. The new capacity increase follows on growth in 2015 and 2016 and a surge in demand for AP&C’s high quality titanium powders for additive manufacturing. AP&C’s plasma technology converts raw material to powder with improved properties such as flowability, density, chemistry and traceability. With the present capacity and planned build-out AP&C will reach an atomizing capacity of at least 750 tons per year.

‘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.’

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