Spirit and Norsk signs an agreement – 3D aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium AS have entered into a commercial agreement to produce 3D-printed structural titanium components for the commercial aerospace industry. Norsk Titanium’s proprietary plasma arc Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) technology will be used to build up the parts to a near-net shape, reducing waste, using less energy and reducing product costs by up to 30%.

Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium have been working together to develop this technology for the aerospace industry since 2008. This commercial agreement between the two companies solidifies and extends the partnership and identifies specific parts that can be immediately produced using RPD™.

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the largest manufacturers of fabricated parts for the aerospace industry. The company has recently announced plans to expand its fabrication business to support other manufacturers around the globe.