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AML3D signs marine test parts contract with Australian government

The AUD$0.24 million contract requires AML3D to 3D metal print two representative marine components using a Nickel Aluminium Bronze alloy and high-strength duplex steel alloy

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AML3D, an Australian metal LFAM company, has signed a contract with the Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) to provide components for testing in marine applications. The AUD$0.24 million contract requires AML3D to 3D metal print two representative marine components using a Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) alloy and high-strength duplex steel alloy. Manufacturing of the test components will commence immediately at AML3D’s facility in Adelaide for delivery during FY24.

The contract demonstrates AML3D’s continuing success in diversifying into additional global defense markets, to complement the strong US growth. The company’s US ‘Scale up’ strategy secured close to AUD$12 million worth of contracts in CY2023, with a particular focus on supporting the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. AML3D is leveraging its US playbook to accelerate entry into additional defense markets to meet the growing demand for advanced manufacturing solutions.

AML3D signs AUD$0.24 million marine test parts contract with Australian government to provide components for testing in marine applications.

“It is very exciting to be directly supplying test NAB and Duplex steel components to the DSTG, which is tasked with assessing the best of Australian science, technology, and innovation to address Australia’s Defence and national security challenges. AML3D’s WAM-manufactured NAB and duplex steel has passed multiple rounds of marine defense testing in the US and here at home. This gives us confidence we will meet the DSTG requirements, creating opportunities for significant new contracts,” said Sean Ebert, CEO of AML3D. “AML3D demonstrating the value of our advanced WAM technology for Australian marine defense applications aligns with the strategic objective of continuing to expand into defense markets that display the same strong demand signals underpinning our US success.”

Recently, AML3D signed a test part manufacturing contract with ASC Shipbuilding Pty Limited, trading as BAE Systems Maritime Australia (BAESMA), to design and build the Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The test part contract follows previous feasibility and commercial validation testing programs that demonstrated that AML3D’s Wire Arc Manufacturing (WAM) is a cost-effective manufacturing solution that meets the Royal Australian Navy’s standards.

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