Arcam, supplier of Additive Manufacturing (AM) equipment, announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, is building a new powder manufacturing plant.
The new facility will provide manufacturing redundancy, short term capacity increase and long term expansion capability. The new capacity increase follows growth in 2015 and 2016, and a surge in demand for AP&C’s titanium powders for AM applications. 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. 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”, says Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
Additive Manufacturing is one of the most highly requested subjects among OMTEC attendees. OMTEC 2016 will feature a special closing session, “The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Orthopaedics.” Experts from 3D Systems, Arcam, Ossis, Stryker and Zimmer Biomet will share insight into the adoption of additive manufacturing and how it will impact orthopaedics in the next five years and beyond.