Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) has hosted a European additive manufacturing summit on December 1st at its Technology Center in Oslo, Norway. Norsk executives granted unprecedented access to the company’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process to aerospace participants of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) EUR 20M AMAZE initiative.
NTi owns and operates the only wire-based additive manufacturing factory in ESA’s cooperative program, Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products (AMAZE), which is Europe’s largest working team on the subject of metal additive manufacturing.
“Norsk Technology is pleased to host our AMAZE partners and provide the first-ever insider’s look into the production phase of our RPD technology,” said NTi Chief Executive Officer Warren M. Boley, Jr. “We are revolutionizing the metal manufacturing industry with radically less expensive aerospace-grade titanium components, and our participation in AMAZE allows collaboration with European manufacturers and early access to our technology.”
The overarching goal of AMAZE is to rapidly produce large defect-free, additively-manufactured components, ideally with close to zero waste, for use in the European high-tech industries, such as aeronautics, space, nuclear fusion, automotive, and tooling.
The AMAZE companies had the opportunity to watch a live demonstration of NTi’s 4th generation RPD machine produce a unique structural titanium spar for one of the world’s commercial aircraft manufacturers.