AML3D wins contract extension to support US Navy’s submarine program

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Metal additive manufacturing company AML3D has secured the contract extension for Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze (NAB) alloy characterisation and strength testing to support the US Navy’s submarine program.

The deal was signed with BlueForge Alliance, a nonprofit, neutral integrator dedicated to the improvement and sustainability of the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base, including the development of Advanced Manufacturing technology.

According to AML3D, the contract extension demonstrates the company’s continuous progress on the qualification road to verify that a variety of ARCEMY-printed alloys meet the defence-specific standards required to supply the US Navy’s submarine initiative. 

Work on this contract will begin immediately and will be completed at AML3D’s facilities in Adelaide, South Australia, over the next eight to 10 weeks. 

AML3D Interim CEO Sean Ebert expressed his excitement to continue NAB alloy characterisation and strength testing to support the adoption of AML3D’s ARCEMY metal 3D Printing technology within the US defence sector

“This contract is further evidence of delivery against and our US scale-up strategy and the ongoing development of a long-term, strategic partnership with the US Navy’s submarine industrial base,” said Ebert. 

He added, “This second NAB alloy testing contract comes at a time of heightened interest in the potential of advanced manufacturing technologies to help meet increasing demand driven by the AUKUS alliance.”

The CEO also emphasised that Because of AML3D’s ongoing success in the US, the company is increasingly well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that the AUKUS Alliance will provide in the US and its allies, Australia and Britain, defence sectors.

Following an initial contract for alloy testing inked in March 2021, AML3D said this latest contract extension shows the US scale-up strategy of the company is still moving forwards.