The Australian firm Amaero International, a service bureau that offers metal 3D printing production, and Rabdan Industries PLC, an affiliate of diversified holding company Ethmar Holdings based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, have announced an exclusive partnership for powder production and to foster metal additive manufacturing in the region.
The two companies have now formed a partnership. They have formed Falcon Advanced Metals PLC, which will serve as a holding company for the establishment of subsidiaries. This joint venture will not only pursue metal 3D printing and metal powder production, but it will also aim for vertical integration of the titanium supply chain, from sponge, melt, mill, and forge operations.
Foster Metal Additive Manufacturing
The project will have a capital budget of A$300 million (USD $203 million) and will include an additive manufacturing centre, large format 3D printing, and large scale metal powder production (this will include seven gas atomisers).
“After spending three months in the UAE and countless hours with our partners, I couldn’t be more excited about embarking on the next chapter of Amaero’s growth and development with Rabdan Industries. Our partner brings deep knowledge and relationships in the UAE, as well as in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, Falcon Advanced Metals’ capabilities and growth strategy closely align with the UAE’s priority economic and industrialisation initiatives.”– Hank Holland, Chairman and CEO, Amaero International
The two companies want to pool their respective skills and networks to build an additive manufacturing powerhouse in the UAE. ‘Amaero will contribute goodwill, reputation, and expertise, while Rabdan will contribute local knowledge and relationships,’ according to the contract.
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