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ARCEMYTM

Revolutionising metal manufacturing
Welcome to ArcemyTM – Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), ArcemyTM enables new standards of lightweight structures with greater degrees of geometric complexity, parts consolidation, and design optimisation that were not previously possible.
OVERVIEW

Globally Certified

Globally Certified Wire Additive Manufacturing business.
AML3D Limited is certified through Lloyd’s Registry, providing direct exposure to commercial opportunities and also in 2018 became ISO 9001 compliant.

WAMSoft® proprietary software

Performance optimisation of the process on extensive range of metals. The software enables a highly tailored approach to the needs of each client by enabling different pathways and welding operations for different products and materials.

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Efficient Production

Quicker production, waste reduction WAM® disrupts ‘subtractive’ metal technologies such as casting, forging and machining, providing cost advantages for numerous metals and alloys.

Australian Facilities

Operations are based in Adelaide. AML3D’s 400m2 premises house two ‘state of the art’ robotic production cells, both of which operate in commercial production.

About ArcemyTM

ArcemyTM is our Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM®) product. 

WAM® combines an electric arc as a heat source with wire as feedstock to produce free form parts. The wire arc welding technique is integrated with specifically programmed welding robots to manufacture large metal components from 3D CAD to a near shape, which if required is then machine/polished finished. WAM® brings together state of the art welding, CAD software design and robotics technology.

Our

WAM®

Process

  • ZNear net shape
  • ZRobotic automation
  • ZRapid fabrication
  • ZLayer on layer
  • ZMinimal stress / distortion
  • ZHigh deposition rates
  • ZFully dense parts
Process Diagram
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Robotically controlled for precision and accuracy

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 Wire feed contact delivery unit and inert gas to prevent oxidisation

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Controlled metal transfer through arc plasma for molten metal layering

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Layer on layer manufactured component

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Substrate for build platform includes temperature control for optimised component cooling control

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New layer with precision controlled cooling for optimised strength

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Fully dense parts fully compliant to required standards

MOUSE OVER GRAPHIC

WAM® combines an electric arc as a heat source with wire as feedstock to produce free-form parts.

The process is characterized under the 3D printing standards for Direct Energy Deposition, and challenges other wire-feed-stock metal printing techniques such as Electron Beam, Wire Fed Laser and Laser sintering processes. Unlike these other processes WAM® can be used to print metal parts in an open freeform fabrication environment using localised inert gas purging. Localised gas shielding eliminates the need for an enclosed chamber of any kind, which does not limit the component build size. Various gas mixtures, controlled cooling can be used to enhance the properties of the final part.

This process greatly reduces the cost of manufacture and greatly increases the utility and application of the technology. It is capable of deployment at a much lower capital cost than alternative additive manufacturing processes. WAM® is highly innovative in that it removes the traditional size restrictions of 3D printing and substantially reduces high cost materials waste while reducing time to build compared with traditional casting, forging and machining.

A further advantage of WAM® is it is not limited by the size of the product as it can build freeform without an enclosed chamber, hence not restricting size. Further, with the broad range of metals available, WAM® can either repair or create a new 3D model to manufacture an entirely new component without relying on the current series of supply chain involvement.

AML3D’s competitive advantages

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Cost savings

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Increased build speed

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Waste reduction

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Fully Certified by Lloyds Register

Materials

Process can be applied to all weldable metals and alloys. Including but not limited to Aluminium, Titanium, Nickel Alloy and Steel.

Optimisation

Design Optimisations enables new standards of lightweight structures with greater degrees of geometric complexity.

Wire Feed

Affordable standard storage
Readily available
Secure supply chains
Certified alloys

Adaption

Allows numerous materials/metals and design variations upon client request.

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By eliminating the need for tooling and reducing the cost required for finish-machining, these forging alternatives (electrical arc process) promise to compress the front-end of the development cycle, reduce the overall production cost of aerospace structural components and eventually facilitate new part design that would not be possible with forging.

Matt Danford
Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop, Nov 2017

Our process can be applied to all weldable metals and alloys.

Metals used

In addition, the process is highly adaptable to virtually any material (titanium, nickel alloys, stainless steels, carbon steels, aluminium, bronze, etc.

 

Aluminium

2319
4043
5183
5183
5356
5087

Titanium

Ti-6Al-4V
Grade 5
Grade 23

Nickel Alloys

FeNi36 (INVAR)
Inconel 625
Inconel 718
Nickel Aluminium Bronze

Steel

ER70
ER80
ER90
ER120
Maraging grade 250
Stainless 316L, 2205

INDUSTRIES

Aviation

AML’s high strength to weight ratio and performance
at high temperature are favourable to aviation uses.

Marine

General maritime structural components, maritime platforms,
pumps, valves, and piping for commercial vessels.

Defence

AML’s metal 3D printing machines can create
large, load bearing structures for aircraft,
ground vehicles and marine vessels.

Mining

Providing refined and engineered
parts in the mining industry.

Fully
Certified
Lloyds
Register
What does this mean?

Without certification, parts cannot be approved for use and therefore sale. AML3D Limited is now the only world’s largest certified printer in metal.

Certified under
ISO 9001 : 2015

 

Quality Compliance

We operate a Quality Management System in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for all 3D metal printing, additive manufacturing and welding structures.