AML3D sells ARCEMY ‘X- Edition 6700’ to US Department of Defense
WAAM is reportedly critical to rapidly scaling the parts supply to the US Navy’s submarine industrial base
The US Department of Defense has placed an order for AML3D’s large-scale, industrial, ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) system. WAAM, as a means to produce on-demand industrial-grade parts, is critical to rapidly scaling the parts supply to the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. The ARCEMY order was placed by BlueForge Alliance, a US Department of Defense intermediary that supports the acceleration of advanced manufacturing technologies across the US defense industrial base.
The sale of the ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’, AML3D’s largest ARCEMY system, is valued at approximately AUD$1 million (US$697,800) – payable upfront and upon meeting delivery and installation milestones. The system’s supply, shipping, installation, and commissioning will commence upon receipt of the Authority to Proceed from BlueForge, and is expected to be completed during 2023.
A further expansion of AML3D’s partnership with the US Navy is expected in Q3 – with an additional contract for metal characterization testing using AML3D’s ARCEMY systems for the provision of parts to the industrial base.
The ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ system will be located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee – the largest science and energy laboratory in the US Department of Energy ecosystem and a key partner to the US Navy and other US global tier 1 clients. The sale of the ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ system directly aligns with AML3D’s strategy to drive growth through ARCEMY sales with a focus on the US maritime and defense sectors.
“AML3D is excited to be supporting the US Navy’s submarine industrial base programs for the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies with an ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ system, our large-scale, industrial purpose solution. This sale is a significant opportunity for AML3D, as it is part of a long-term strategic partnership with the US Navy helping them scale up submarine production with advanced additive manufacturing technology. This opportunity with the US Navy and the Submarine Industrial Base aligns with ALM3D’s strategy of focusing on ARCEMY product sales, especially in the US maritime and defense sectors. I look forward to providing further updates as we deepen our presence and partnerships in the US,” said Ryan Millar, CEO of AML3D.