Arcam subsidiary AP&C announced that it has completed the start up of its third reactor, adding significant capacity to its titanium powder manufacturing operation.
Arcam acquired the powder manufacturer AP&C from Raymor Industries for a total of CAD 35 million back in February of 2014. The company uses a proprietary plasma atomisation technology to produce high-quality metal powders including titanium alloys. With the new reactor just put into service, AP&C has now two production lines dedicated to titanium products and third reactor producing the nickel-based alloy Inconel and others. The materials are mainly used for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace as well as medical industries.
Magnus René, CEO of Arcam said: “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.”
“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”, said Jacques Mallette, President of AP&C.