RMIT has purchased an Arcemy large scale 3D printing unit for research at its globally renowned Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Centre.

RMIT buys Arcemy 3D printer from AML3D

3D printing firm AML3D will earn $400,000 following the sale of one of its Arcemy wire arc manufacturing (WAM) printing units to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT).

The machinery was funded by a $350 million Victorian Higher Education State Investment, created to boost universities with capital works, applied research and research collaborations to bolster Victoria’s productivity. and the economy as the state’s tertiary sector heals from the shocks of Covid 19.

The new unit will make an excellent addition to RMIT‘s current range of 3D printing technologies at its in-house centre for 3D printing.

The university’s team will collaborate with AML3D on the installation, commissioning, and operator training of the unit, and it is expected to be used across a large number of metal alloy grades for post-doctoral research, industry, and education-related initiatives.


The Arcemy Unit can 3D print metallic alloys up to dimensions of 1.5 cubic metres, and a mass of 750 kilograms with a rough estimated deposition rate of up to 8kg an hour, depending on the material used.

Providing a great opportunity

Andy Sales, managing director of AML3D, says the deal was a great opportunity to work hand in hand with the tertiary sector.
” it is promising that research institutes and universities see the value in our Arcemy printing nodules and educational research into the WAM method.”
He further added, “To be able to supply EMIT’s centre for 3D printing with our state-of-the-art integrated wire-based additive manufacturing unit is exciting and endorsing.’
According to him, The deal creates avenues for AML3D to partner with other Australian organisations on delivering new products and methods based on additive manufacturing.
it will also provide digital manufacturing training for future engineers.

RMIT and Arcemy Blending Sciences

Arcemy merges welding science, robotics automation, materials engineering and proprietary software to form AML3D’s patented WAM process.

The technology utilises the Internet of things to create parts smartly, by depositing molten wire layer by layer, in a precise manner.

Mr Sales said the concept enables the potential of artificial intelligence and the growth of smart Industry 4.0 manufacturing facilities.

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