Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist Arcam AB says that the new powder factory for its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, is progressing well on plan.

With its new plant, AP&C will reportedly be the first dedicated AM material manufacturer to have multiple production sites.

‘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 and sufficient volumes.

‘Recently AP&C received an order for 30 tons of powder for MIM applications, confirming the fast-growing need for high quality titanium powder.’

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