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AP&C expands Montreal additive manufacturing operations

$31 million automated facility will increase capacity and create 106 new jobs over the next three years.


FARNBOROUGH, UK — Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C) is investing $31 million to expand its existing operations and build a second plant in Montréal.

The company, which specializes in the manufacturing of metal powders for industrial sectors such as aerospace, employs close to 85 people in Boisbriand. The new, more automated facility will increase capacity and create 106 new jobs over the next three years.

More than half of the new hires will start in 2017.

The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is the process of adding and joining layer-upon-layer of metal powder to create complex objects, such as aircraft engine parts and medical implants.The expansion will enable AP&C to increase production capacity to meet growing demand for specialized powders used in additive manufacturing, particularly by major aerospace firms.

AP&C, founded in 2006, is supplier of high-purity titanium powders used for various metal applications, such as additive manufacturing, injection moulding, isostatic pressing and coatings. The company has customers in the biomedical and aerospace industries.

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