AML3D receives $140,000 export order from Boeing for aluminium test parts


Additive manufacturing company AML3D has announced a new purchase order from Boeing worth $140,000 to develop and produce a set of aluminium parts.

In a statement on Thursday, AML3D said the order from the US aerospace, defence and space company came after a visit from Boeing’s global AM head in March. 

The order would “involve extensive printing of high-strength aluminium, an intensive testing program which is comparative to testing of structural components and aligned with the requirements of AS9100D quality assurance for “fly” parts.”

AML3D sells machines that use its patented robotic welding-based WAM process and operates a bureau service using this technology. 

A year ago Boeing ordered a 150-kilogram mandrel tool artifact from AML3D, printed out of invar alloy, for assessment.

The Australian company’s Managing Director and founder Andy Sales said he was excited to continue work with the aerospace giant, and that the new order “is a major step in our journey and will provide the company further opportunity to now validate and produce parts on time and to specification for a high-quality Tier 1 customer.”

Sales added that it was “further endorsement of the adoption of our proprietary WAM 3D printed solutions and core to our strategy for the company in the coming years.”

The news follows last week’s announcement that AML3D has received a $190,000 order from ExxonMobil for world’s biggest additively manufactured commercial pressure vessel, which will be used on a refinery.

Picture: AML3D

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