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Canada Makes would like to congratulate its partner AP&C in receiving ISO13485 certification. Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB and a GE Additive Company, is the world’s largest producer of titanium powder for additive applications. The ISO13485 is particularly designated for the orthopedic implant industry. In addition to the new ISO13485 certification, AP&C is already certified to ISO9001 and AS9100.
“The ISO13485 certification proves our firm’s commitment in producing quality powder to the industries we serve. With the certifications and our recently inaugurated new state of the art powder manufacturing plant we are well positioned to serve our customer’s needs”,
says Alain Dupont, President of AP&C.
“The demand for high-end titanium powder is driven by the accelerated growth and industry adaptation of Additive Manufacturing. Arcam, AP&C and GE Additive are committed to disrupt conventional manufacturing and help the industry evolve into Additive Manufacturing by offering high quality and cost-effective solutions. This ISO13485 certification is one more step into the future of Additive Manufacturing”, says Magnus René, CEO of Arcam.
AP&C just recently inaugurated its new cutting-edge facility in Saint-Eustache, Québec. The manufacturing plant will welcome 106 new employees by the end of the year, making it one of the largest employers in the region and marking a significant growth for AP&C, which has quadrupled in size over the last two years.
About AP&C (Advanced Powders & Coatings Inc.)
AP&C, a subsidiary to Arcam AB, a GE Additive company has over the past 10 years developed extensive experience working in the production of metallic powders used in additive manufacturing (3D printing). AP&C is specialized in the production of high purity titanium metal powders used in various metallurgical applications: additive manufacturing (3D printing), injection molding, isostatic pressing and coatings. The company mainly serves the aerospace and biomedical markets. There are nearly 175 employees working at AP&C’s facilities in Boisbriand and Saint-Eustache, Québec.
Canada Makes is pleased to announce Montreal based AP&C Advanced Powders and Coatings Inc., part of Arcam Group, is joining Canada Makes. AP&C is a world-leading producer of advanced metal powders from titanium and other reactive or high melting point alloys such as nickel superalloys and niobium.
“Canada is fortunate to have a member company like AP&C investing in the future of additive manufacturing, Canada Makes welcomes their expertise,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “We look forward to working with AP&C in helping to develop Canada’s additive manufacturing sector and keep growing our supply chain.”
AP&C products are designed for additive manufacturing and other powder metallurgy techniques. The high purity and exceptional flowability make their powders reliable and easy to use for additive manufacturing.
This past October AP&C broke ground on a new plant in Boisbriand Quebec specializing in plasma atomized metal powders for Additive Manufacturing. The $31 million investment will create 106 new jobs in the next three years, on top of 85 people currently employed.
Canada Makes expects the worldwide market for advanced powders like titanium to increase exponentially and see opportunity for Canada’s advanced powder makers to become the world leaders in new products and production.
AP&C is the world leader in the production of titanium powder for additive manufacturing. The Company is ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified and has currently 130 employees. The Company has a production plant in Boisbriand (Canada) and is building a new plant in St-Eustache (Canada).
About Arcam Group
Arcam Group provides cost-efficient Additive Manufacturing solutions for production of metal components. Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM®) technology offers design freedom combined with excellent material properties and high productivity. Arcam is, through its solution orientation and comprehensive product offering, an innovative partner for advanced manufacturing, primarily for the aerospace and medical industries. Arcam offers EBM systems through Arcam AB in Sweden, powder metals through AP&C in Canada and implant contract manufacturing through DiSanto in the U.S.The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and the Head Office is located in Mölndal, Sweden.
About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative, is Canada’s leading network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing. Canada Makes is the voice for Canada’s AM sector and is the leading industry collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology adoption.