Norsk Titanium announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Safran Landing Systems to demonstrate the technology readiness and maturity of Norsk’s additive manufacturing process in actual titanium forging application.
The Test Plan will demonstrate Norsk’s Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process on a landing gear component, as well as the ability of the additive process to achieve Safran’s high material and manufacturing standards. Successful demonstration of technology readiness will prepare the Safran Landing Systems and Norsk team for qualification, certification, and production of this component and others within the Safran Landing Systems family of parts.
Norsk is the world’s first FAA-approved, OEM qualified supplier of additive-manufactured, structural titanium components. Norsk’s proprietary RPD™ process, which transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications, has been in serial production of commercial OEM titanium components since April 2017.