AML3D sells a large Arcemy WAM 3D printing unit to the University of Queensland

The University of Queensland paid $ 400,000 for AML3D’s Arcemy 3D printing unit and will use it for education and research and development.

AML3D (ASX: AL3) has sold one of its Arcemy printing units based on its proprietary Wire Arc Manufacturing (WAM) technology to the University of Queensland for $ 400,000.

The device is able to 3D print all metallic alloys up to a size of 1.5 cubic meters and a mass of 750 kilograms.

It has an approximate deposition rate of up to 8 kg per hour – depending on the material used.

AML3D says Arcemy WAM 3D printing units are unique in that they are certified for a “very wide range” of base metals for welding wire stocks.

According to the company, this makes its devices “significantly more flexible” than powder-based printers.

Education and R&D

The University of Queensland will use the unit for education and research and development.

AML3D CEO Andrew Sales said the company is “excited” to deliver the device to the university.

“We believe [it] is the world’s most advanced integrated wire-based 3D printing unit. “

“We anticipate that in the future we will work closely with the University of Queensland on specific R&D programs that will benefit both parties in research, industrial application, and basic student education and research.”

Partnership with the Institute for Frontier Materials

The sale of AML3D’s Arcemy WAM unit to the University of Queensland follows an agreement last week to partner with Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) to develop high-strength wire stocks for the 3D printing and welding market.

The collaboration will support projects that leverage IFM’s facilities, skills and expertise to produce next-generation materials and alloys specifically tailored for AML3D’s WAM process.

It is expected that the high strength wire alloys will not require any post processing.

AML3D expects this collaboration to open up new markets for its WAM technology, including maintenance and repairs, where the technology can be directly applied to existing vehicles and structures.

“The successful development of these alternative alloys offers our business significant upside potential not only through their application in WAM and the provision of other wire-fed DED processes, but also through sale as a standalone raw material product with widespread applications,” said Sales.

“The intended production of wire stock will provide an alternative in the general welding technology market that outperforms current applications,” he added.

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