Arcam, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and one of the leading supplier of Additive Manufacturing solutions, has declared that its metal powder subsidiary, AP&C, based in Montreal, Canada, has just filed a strategic patent application that covers improved metal powder flowability.
AP&C, the high quality powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam, uses proprietary technology for Plasma Atomization. This new strategic patent application covers a method to obtain optimal flowability of fine reactive metals powder for Additive Manufacturing.
The strategic patent covers all principal reactive metals powder production methods including Plasma Atomization, other Gas Atomization processes, Plasma Spheroidization and Plasma Rotating Electrode. The invention allows obtaining the highest level of flowability for all Additive Manufacturing powder distributions.
“High and repeatable flowability is a key metal powder attribute allowing for the optimal production of quality parts using Additive Manufacturing technology”, says Jacques Mallette, President of AP&C.