Norsk Titanium & Bosch Rexroth enter partnership

Norsk Titanium AS, provider of aerospace-grade, titanium additive manufacturing technology has recently declared a partnership with Bosch Rexroth AG to provide customized drive and control solutions for Norsk’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ machines in Europe as well as to fulfill a surge of orders bound for the U.S. market.

We are pleased to partner with Bosch Rexroth and bring their proven MTX technology to our MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines,” said Norsk Titanium CEO Warren M. Boley Jr.” “The robustness of their PLC platform supports our aerospace customer’s need for absolute precision, and their scalability is critical for our ambitious plan to build significant North American capacity.”

Bosch Rexroth’s customized solution for Norsk Titanium’s RPD™ motion control involves 10 servo axes configured to control the titanium part build platform, feeding and handling of titanium wire entering the machine, the real-time control of multiple plasma arc torches, and other features.

Norsk Titanium’s pioneering Rapid Plasma Deposition™ technology for additive manufacturing is an excellent showcase for how we can customize our automation platform  to meet extremely complex manufacturing challenges.” said Steffen Winkler, Vice President Sales Factory Automation of Bosch Rexroth.