AML3D snares US submarine work contract extension


Additive manufacturing machinery manufacturer AML3D has announced a contract extension for Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze (NAB) alloy characterisation and strength testing to support the US Navy’s submarine construction programme.

The continuation of alloy testing will continue to demonstrate AML3D’s ability to meet the US Defence additive manufacturing qualification thresholds and aligns with AML3D’s strategy to embed ARCEMY 3D metal printing technology in the US Navy’s submarine industrial base, according to the Adelaide company.

In February AML3D sold a large-scale, industrial Arcemy ‘X-Edition 6700’ Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing metal 3D printing system (pictured) to support the US Navy’s submarine industrial base.

In July it announced the sale of a further industrial-scale ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ system to be located at the US Navy’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Danville, Virginia.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing is an additive process similar to welding that will be used to produce on-demand industrial grade parts critical to rapidly scaling the parts supply for submarine construction.

AML3D Interim CEO Sean Ebert said: “We are excited to continue NAB alloy characterisation and strength testing to support adoption of AML3D’s Arcemy metal 3D printing technology within the US Defence sector.

“This contract is further evidence of delivery against and our scale up strategy and the ongoing development of a long-term, strategic partnership with the US Navy’s submarine industrial base.”

Further reading:
AML3D breaks into US submarine construction
AML3D sells another large 3D printer to US Navy

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