AML3D has sold a medium-level enterprise ARCEMY Wire Additive Manufacturing metal 3D printing system to Curtin University, in Australia. This ARCEMY system will complement existing small-scale R&D capabilities in Curtin’s new Additive Manufacturing Microfactory Facility.
The sale, valued at AUD$1 million, aligns with AML3D’s strategy of increasing the proportion of its revenue contributed from sales of ARCEMY systems. Under the sale contract, AML3D will provide three years of software licensing and technical support. Sales proceeds are expected to be received in three installments, commencing from the receipt of the purchase order through to the delivery and installation of the new system.
The sale supports the growth of advanced 3D wire additive manufacturing at leading educational and research institutions, which will play a critical role in upskilling Australia’s defense manufacturing capabilities. In addition to this, the Curtin Microfactory will act as a satellite R&D platform for AML3D to demonstrate ARCEMY‘s capabilities to potential customers across Western Australia’s Mining, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, and Defense Maritime industries.
Under a separate partnership agreement, AML3D will collaborate with Curtin on a research program utilizing the new ARCEMY system. The agreement includes a contribution of AUD$100,000 per annum over three years to support a full-time Research Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate. The research activities undertaken as part of this AML3D-Curtin collaboration will focus on new alloys and materials science with a bias toward the needs of new Defense customers utilizing AML3D’s WAM-proven technology through various accreditations.
“We look forward to collaborating with Curtin on research that will enhance the capability of our ARCEMY systems for our customers, especially in defense and maritime. Over the longer term, this research program should help to position AML3D to benefit from an expected expansion of defense manufacturing that AUKUS and other demand signals will drive,” said Sean Ebert, Interim CEO of AML3D. “Our ability to use this new ARCEMY system for satellite manufacturing is also expected to advance further AML3D developing new customer relationships across Western Australia’s Oil & Gas, Defence/Maritime, and Mining industries and expand the market for on-demand metal 3D printed products and spare parts.”