Additive manufacturing technology company AML3D will supply a series of industrial components for evaluation and testing by Japanese-based 3D printing solutions firm 3D Printing Corporation (DPC).
The company will utilise its its wire arc additive manufacturing (WAM) process to manufacture high wear and fatigue loaded parts for the mining sector.
3DPC is a Japanese company supplying clients with unique 3D printing supply chain solutions.
AML3D said it had seen substantial interest from 3DPC clients seeking to improve on traditional manufacturing constraints.
In one case, a client now waits approximately six months for the delivery of traditionally cast components, whereas AML3D components could be delivered in less than two weeks.
The 3DPC client has submitted a purchase order to acquire sample components to test AML3D components with the trial expected to lead to significant business development in industrial and energy sectors.
3DPC CEO Alexander S. De Vore said: “By building a supply chain for 3D Printed Industrial components, we are able to drastically reduce lead time and inventory costs for our industrial clients.
“This first phase is qualifying a component that frequently requires replacement due to harsh conditions and we expect a cost savings of approximately US$700,000 per annum when AML3D’s WAM technology is fully integrated.”
AML3D managing director Andrew Sales said the company was confident that the successful validation of the WAM technology would lead to greater commercial opportunities in the future.
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