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Montreal Metal Powders Manufacturer Expands Capacity


Additive Manufacturing 3D printing AP&C metal powders

One of the most significant factors for the increase in demand comes from additive manufacturing.

Montreal-based Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C) is adding significant capacity by building three new atomizing reactors. The metal powders producer saw a significant growth in 2015 and demand for it’s titanium powder has pushed the company to expand its capabilities.

AP&C Titanium powders

Cp-Ti (15-45 µm) Titanium Powder (photo: AP&C)

One of the most significant factors for the increase in demand comes from additive manufacturing and AP&C continues to build capacity to address it. AP&C’s Plasma technology converts efficiently raw material to powder with key properties such as flowability, density, chemistry and traceability. With the present build-out AP&C will reach a capacity of at least 500 tons per year.

“With this investment we are committing to supply our present and future customers with superior quality materials to meet the high manufacturing standards of the biomedical and aerospace industries. With the new reactors and atomizing technology advancements, AP&C will triple production capacity in 2016”, says Alain Dupont, President of AP&C.

“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,”  says Magnus René, CEO of Arcam, AP&C’s parent company.



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