US Department of Defense enlists AML3D for copper-nickel alloy testing

Technology company AML3D (ASX:AL3) has received a US$1 million (A$1.52 million) purchase order from neutral integrator BlueForge Alliance to support qualification testing of copper-nickel alloys for the US Department of Defense. 

AML3D, which has a $16.48 million market capitalisation, says the increased funding capacity follows a September copper-nickel characterisation and testing contract supporting the US Navy’s submarine qualification program.

Under the new qualification testing purchase order, AML3D will use secure  copper-nickel wire feedstock to support continued alloy testing.

AML3D is currently concluding a nickel-aluminium-bronze alloy testing program for the US Navy’s submarine program, which the company says gives it a good understanding of US Department of Defense requirements and underpins confidence that additional alloy testing contracts could be secured. 

Managing Director Sean Ebert says the completion of a copper-nickel alloy qualification testing program will demonstrate that AML3D’s ARCEMY metal 3D printing systems can produce US Defense-certified parts across an expanded range of defense applications. 

“Working across a range of alloys in support of the US Defence sector is also expected to highlight how ARCEMY could be deployed to support additional, globally significant defence markets, such as those of the AUKUS Alliance partners, Australia and the UK,” Ebert says. 

AML3D’s ARCEMY systems represent an all-in-one digital manufacturing solution using wire additive manufacturing technology to build stronger parts within shorter lead times that can be certified and manufactured with a lower carbon footprint.

AML3D provides parts contract manufacturing from its Technology Centre in Adelaide and is the original equipment manufacturer of ARCEMY, an industrial metal 3D printing system that enables manufacturers to become globally competitive.  

According to the US Department of Defense, AUKUS Alliance Partners is the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK, and the US, established in 2021.

It is intended to strengthen the ability of each government to support security and defense interests, building on ongoing bilateral ties.    

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