AP&C expands AM capabilities with new metal powder facility in Quebec
By the end of the year, the company hopes to welcome 106 new employees to the facility, making it one of the largest employers in the region.
Arcam’s powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C has officially opened its new metal powder facility in Saint-Eustache, Quebec.
By the end of the year, the company hopes to welcome over 100 new employees to the facility—making it one of the largest employers in the region. This new facility has allowed AP&C to quadrupled in size over the last two years.
“Our new facility represents a new and inspiring phase for Arcam and GE Additive and a major step for AP&C at a time when we strive to respond to the growing demand for Additive Manufacturing,” stated Alain Dupont, President of AP&C.
Alain Dupont was on hand for the inauguration and welcomed Magnus René, President and CEO of the Arcam Group, Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager of GE Additive, Per Sjögren, Swedish Ambassador to Canada, Ms. Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Linda Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Milles-Îles, and Mr. Pierre Charron, Mayor of Saint-Eustache.
The company has invested a total of CA$31 million to help meet global production needs. This highly automated plant now offers a production capacity of 750 tons, and eventually will reach 1,250 tons at full capacity.
“The need for high-end titanium powder is driven by the fast growth and adoption of Additive Manufacturing. Arcam, AP&C and GE Additive are determined to serve the industry through cost efficient solutions thus converting traditional manufacturing into Additive Manufacturing,” adds Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
The metal powder manufacturing company has received financial support and guidance from Canada Economic Development, Montréal International, Investissement Quebec and the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation.
With the additive industry growing exponentially AP&C is an asset for Quebec in its transition to a renewed and innovative manufacturer.