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AML3D supplies 3D Printed Components for US Submarines

The Australian 3D metal printing company AML3D has received an order from the US Navy worth around $2 million. AML3D will produce spare parts for Navy submarines that are no longer available on the market. According to AML3D, the order proves that 3D printing can fill gaps in the Navy’s supply chain.

The contract was awarded with the BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports the U.S. Navy’s submarine industrial base, including accelerating advanced manufacturing technologies.

The manufacturing contract is valued at approximately A$2.02 million and runs for a period of nine months, beginning in September 2023. The components to be produced are made of nickel aluminum bronze (NAB) alloy and are classified by AML3D as non-safety critical (NSC). This contract allows AML3D to demonstrate the capabilities of its ARCEMY additive manufacturing technology, which is capable of producing high quality complex components with material properties superior to their cast counterparts.

The NSC component contract continues AML3D’s U.S. expansion strategy to establish its proprietary ARCEMY technology in the U.S. defense and maritime sectors. This follows recent alloy testing contracts and ARCEMY sales in support of the U.S. Navy submarine industrial base.

AML3D Interim CEO Sean Ebert said: “The delivery of these complex submarine components, which is no longer available from traditional manufacturers, demonstrates the important role of AML3D’s ARCEMY technology at a time of heightened interest in advanced manufacturing to help meet demand driven by the AUKUS alliance. AML3D’s focus is on the US defence, aviation and maritime sectors and the Company is well positioned to access the many opportunities that will be created as a result of the AUKUS Alliance, in the US, Australia and Europe.”

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