The University of Queensland has purchased an Arcemy metal additive manufacturing system from AML3D.
The $400,000 3D printing unit will be used across a range of existing and new initiatives at UQ.
The Arcemy unit destined for Brisbane is a wire additive manufacturing (WAM) machine that can 3D print across a variety of metal alloys and allows up to 1.5m dimensions and 750 kg in mass.
According to Adelaide’s AML3D the machine has an approximate deposition rate of up to 7-8 kgs/hour depending on the material being used.
AML3D managing director Andy Sales said: “We are thrilled to be able to supply UQ with what we believe is the world’s most sophisticated integrated wire-based 3D printing unit.
“There is an expectation that we will work closely with UQ in the future around specific R&D programs that will benefit both parties in research, industry application and students’ base learning and research.”
WAM printers have the advantage of being able to utilise a wide range of metal wires already certified for welding, making them significantly more flexible than powder-based printers.
AML3D will work with UQ in the installation and commissioning of the unit.
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