AML3D Limited announced an expansion of its US market scale-up strategy with a new contract for an alloy characterisation and testing program to support the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. The contract has been signed with BlueForge Alliance (BFA), a non-profit, neutral convener and integrator supporting technology adoption and acceleration across the US defence sector in conjunction with the US Department of Defence.

The new contract is part of an ongoing expansion of AML3D’s strategic partnership with the US Navy. The alloy characterisation and testing program is intended to demonstrate that specific alloys that are 3D printed meet the manufacturing standards required to supply components to the US Navy’s submarine program. AML3D’s ARCEMY® systems are designed to produce industrial-scale components on-demand, at or near the point of need.

The material characterisation and testing contract is valued at approximately A$264,300. Whilst the value of the characterisation and testing contract is not material, the contract demonstrates AML3D is continuing to build momentum in the US market, the largest additive manufacturing market in the world and AML3D’s most important growth market. The work associated with this contract will be carried out at AML3D’s facility in Adelaide, South Australia. It will commence immediately and is expected to be completed within 8-10 weeks.

AML3D CEO Ryan Millar said: “AML3D is excited to continue to develop its long-term, strategic partnership with the US Navy’s submarine industrial base. Our expansion in the US comes at a time of heightened interest in the potential of advanced manufacturing technologies to help meet increasing demand driven by the AUKUS alliance between the US, Australia and Britain.”

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