AML3D ships 3D printed Propeller

Sep 24, 2020 | Company News, Press release

AML3D ships 3D printed propeller
Highlights
  • AML3D has shipped a Stainless Steel marine propeller to 3D Printing Corporation in Japan
  • Propeller showcases advantages of WAM® over cast equivalents
  • Opportunity to broaden exposure to the growing propeller blade market (US$5.4bn by 2022)[1]
AML3D Limited (ASX: AL3) (“AML3D” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the shipping of a Stainless Steel grade 316L propeller to 3D Printing Corporation (“3DPC”).

3DPC is a Japanese based 3D printing consultancy firm, focused on unearthing innovative, industry 4.0 technologies capable of enhancing the manufacturing capabilities of their clients.

The propeller will be made available to 3DPC’s marine clients as a ‘showpiece’ to demonstrate the advantages of AML3D’s Wire Arc Manufacturing (“WAM®”) technology over the traditional casting methods. Over the coming months, 3DPC’s clients will be in a position to verify WAM®’s ability to promptly manufacture complex, custom propellers with superior strength and shortened delivery times.

The relationship with 3DPC provides a significant opportunity to capitalise on the growing global market for propellers that is anticipated to reach ~US$5.4bn by 20221 with considerable demand coming from the APAC region.

The purchase order for the showpiece propeller is valued at ~$10,000. It is anticipated that successful validation may lead to significant commercial contracts with various 3DPC clients. AML3D will update the market in due course on the progression of these opportunities.

Mr Andrew Sales, AML3D’s Managing Director commented:

“We are proud to be able to deliver a complex propeller blade trial piece and look forward to expanding our presence in both the Asia Pacific region and global marine sector with the support of 3DPC.”

Figure 1 – Showpiece propeller for 3DPC’s client
About AML3D Limited

AML3D Limited is an Australian public company incorporated on 14 November 2014 and currently operates out of its Adelaide Manufacturing Centre. The Company specialises in providing commercial large-scale “Additive Metal Layering” 3D printing services to Defence, Maritime, Automotive and Resources customers. The Company has commercialised its technology under the trademark WAM® and proprietary software WAMSoft® which combines metallurgical science and engineering design to fully automate the 3D printing process utilising advanced robotics technology.