Plasma atomised titanium powder.
Arcam AB, leading supplier of additive manufacturing solutions has increased its Plasma Atomised titanium powder manufacturing operations at its’ powder subsidiary AP&C in Montreal, Canada, by putting its third reactor in service.
AP&C, the high quality powder-manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam, has completed the start-up of its third atomisation reactor. AP&C uses proprietary technology for Plasma Atomization and designed and manufactured its third atomisation reactor with a new state-of-the-art process control system.
With this new investment, AP&C's atomisation capacity can now produce over 150 tons of titanium alloys per year. AP&C now has two production lines dedicated to the production of titanium products, encompassing reactors and related sieving and mixing equipment. A third reactor is dedicated to Inconel and other alloys.
“The need for high end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of Additive Manufacturing,” explained 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.
Jacques Mallette, President of AP&C, added: “With this investment in capacity, we continue to drive AP&C’s mission to be the reference for high quality titanium and other high-melting point alloy powders for the Aerospace and Medical industries.”