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GE-Owned Firm AP&C to Produce Aluminum Alloy F357 Powder
November 15, 2018
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GE Additive-owned firm AP&C is slated to commence production of aluminum alloy F357 powder at its production plant in Saint-Eustache, QB in the first quarter of 2019 using the company’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA) technology, GE announced in a release Tuesday.
“It’s great to add aluminum F357 to our portfolio. Our customers have been asking us to provide aluminum solutions to address the challenges they currently experience. We are confident we’ve developed a solution that solves these challenges,” Alain Dupont, president and chief executive officer of AP&C, said in a statement. “The modular cell-based structure of our new plant in Saint-Eustache allows us to respond quickly to the additive industry’s demands as it rapidly evolves.”
Demand for Aluminum F357 is rising within the aerospace and automotive industries because of its durability, resistance to corrosion, and heat conductivity. GE said the powder is easy to process, has high flowability, and features low porosity.
The new AP&C plant in Canada has a production capacity of 1000 tn. Deliveries from the facility are projected to begin in April next year.
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