AML3D has announced their receival of an order for a custom built Arcemy metal 3D printing system to be installed at Austal’s USA Advanced Technologies facility in Charlottsville, Virginia.
The order, valued at approximately $2.2 million, is the second received from AML3D’s value added reseller Philips Corporation since the inception of the reseller arrangement in April 2023.
Phillips Corporation are sourcing Arcemy units to contribute to the US marine shipbuilding industry including the US Navy’s supply chain and industrial base, assisting in the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies.
The custom-built Arcemy unit will be the largest to date, utilising an 11,000kg positioner and a linear rail of over 4 meters, creating a build volume up to 35 cubic metres.
“The sheer size of the custom-built Arcemy unit demonstrates the breadth of demand and application of our technology, and importantly reaffirms the potential to further expand our footprint within the US Government and defence supply chain," said Sean Ebert, AML3D Managing Director.
“As momentum within AML3D’s US scale-up strategy continues to grow, we are seeing the commercial benefits. Notably this order, demonstrates strong alignment of our strategy with Austal USA Advanced Technologies efforts to revolutionise the U.S. Navy’s supply chain through the implementation of additive manufacturing for castings, forgings, and fittings.”
The unit is anticipated to be completed and installed in mid-2024, with payment made in stages, being 50% upfront and then the balances upon delivery, testing and commissioning.