BOISBRIAND, Que.—The additive manufacturing wing of U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co. has opened the doors at a new plant just outside Montreal.
Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C) inaugurated its second plant in Saint-Eustache, Que. earlier this week. The company, which is a subsidiary of Sweden’s Arcam AB—itself part of the GE Additive Company following an acquisition last November—expects the site to employ 106 new workers by the end of the year.
“Our new facility represents a new and inspiring phase for Arcam and GE Additive, and a major step for AP&C at a time when we strive to respond to the growing demand for Additive Manufacturing,” Alain Dupont, AP&C’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
The $31 million plant will produce titanium powder, which is used mainly in the aerospace and biomedical industries for 3D printing, as well as in metallurgical and injection molding applications. The company says the facility can produce 1,250 tons at full capacity.
AP&C has quadrupled in size over the past two years and operates another plant in Boisbriand, Que.