A revolution in titanium

From earth to sky. Our scientists discovered and industrialized a game-changing additive manufacturing technology for the production of aerospace-grade titanium structures. From refining raw ore found in nature into the pure wire we use to make safety-critical aircraft parts, we have never wavered in our quest to achieve more while consuming less.
The new industrial revolution is here.

Patented process

Wire refinement

Wire refinement

Wire refinement

From refining raw ore found in nature into the pure wire we use to make safety-critical parts, we have never wavered in our quest to achieve more performance while consuming less energy.
Rapid deposition

Rapid deposition

Rapid deposition

During our patented robotic layer-building process, titanium wire is precisely melted in an inert argon gas environmentand monitored 2,000 times per second for quality assurance.
Machine sculpting

Machine sculpting

Machine sculpting

The RPD™ parts are completed by finish machining centers, each producing 22 metric tons of aerospace-grade components annually at 75% less time and cost than forging.

More adding and less subtracting

Our proprietary plasma arc Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) technology is the ultimate in additive manufacturing. Titanium wire is melted in a cloud of argon gas and precisely and rapidly built up in layers to a near-net-shape (up to 80% complete) that requires very little finish machining. Production cost is 50% to 75% less than legacy forging and billet manufacturing techniques due to significantly less waste and machining energy.

Reduced production
costs of 50-75%

Time to market is
slashed 75%

Aerospace

Case study: Airbus

Case study: Airbus

From the mighty A380 to the futuristic A350, Airbus products prominently feature titanium components. The A350 is 14% titanium* and Norsk estimates each aircraft generates 154,000 lbs. of titanium scrap during production. Using our industrial scale RPD™ process could save Airbus approximately $2.3M per plane, while also reducing lead times, waste and energy usage.

*Source: Airbus, “Airbus Technical Magazine”

Warren Boley, CEO Norsk Titanium shows Didier Evrard, EVP Airbus the Rapid Plasma Deposition near-net-shape printed form.

Warren Boley, CEO Norsk Titanium shows Didier Evrard, EVP Airbus the Rapid Plasma Deposition™ near-net-shape printed form.

Defense

Case study: F-35

Case study: F-35

At 30% titanium,* Norsk projects each Lockheed Martin F-35 requires the purchase of 30,000 lbs. of titanium, most of which leaves the factory as scrap. Due to the compatible Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), corrosion, and temperature-resistance of Norsk RPD™ components, our technology is also well suited to carbon fiber military manned and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

*Source: Rand Corporation “Project Air Force”

Energy

Case study: Wind, Oil & Gas

Case study: Wind, Oil & Gas

Norsk Titanium’s patented RPD™ process and parts have been qualified according to NORSOK M-650 and we’ve shipped finished parts to the offshore oil & gas industry and the seismic industry. In addition, applications are in development for wind turbines and other sustainable sectors of the energy market that can benefit from Norsk Titanium’s ultra-lean production process.

Autosport

Competitive advantage

To the autosport industry and world championship race teams looking for competitive advantage on the track—from premium quality chassis and suspension components to complex engine internals—Norsk Titanium parts enable rapid prototyping and significantly shortened lead times. Norsk Titanium is proud to be a major sponsor of the Arden International #21 car in the GP2 Formula One feeder series.

Oceanic

Unsurpassed durability

Unsurpassed durability

Norsk’s unique ability to produce precision, corrosion-resistant components from concept to reality 75% faster than legacy manufacturing is transforming the marine world while preserving energy and vital natural resources. From luxury yachts to container ships, to America’s Cup racing vessels, Norsk Titanium is developing applications in the maritime industry that are redefining the boundaries of durability.

Performance & efficiency in balance

Until recently, titanium has been regarded as ultra-high performance, but expensive and inefficient to process.  Our new rapid deposition capability strikes the perfect balance between performance and efficiency, opening new markets and applications to lower existing titanium costs or upgrade legacy materials with titanium performance.

Specifications

Ti64 Standard - Yield: 835Mpa, Rate: 6kg/hr, Raw Cost: ~$55/kg, Ultimate: 910Mpa

Qualifications

ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certified.

Management System Certification - ISO 9001 = AS9100 C

NORSOK M-650 Qualified – Norwegian Oil & Gas application production certification

U.S. and European OEM application qualifications in process, achieving applicable government regulatory approvals in North America and Europe.

Norsk shipped 2.4 metric tons of titanium aerospace parts for certification testing in 2Q2015

2015 Norsk Gen 4

2015 Norsk Gen 4
Production RPD™ Machine

Norsk RPD™ Machine Generations

2008 – Gen 1 (Core Technology)
2009 – Gen 2 (Higher Deposition)
2012 – Gen 3 (Industrial Speeds)
2015 – Gen 4 (Production*)

* Produces 22 metric tons of finished parts per year

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“Norsk’s technology is a good candidate for a manufacturing technology that will change the world.”

—Dr. David Jarvis, Head of New Material and Energy

   European Space Agency

Leadership Team

Warren M. Boley Jr.
President and CEO

Chet Fuller

Chet Fuller
SVP & CCO

Christopher Bohlmann

Christopher Bohlmann
SVP Operations

Kathrine K. Ryengen

Kathrine K. Ryengen
SVP Strategic Planning and Business Management

Hilde Løken Larsen

Hilde Løken Larsen
VP Material, Process & Product

Brede Vigdal

Brede Vigdal
VP AM Systems Technology & IT

Åshild M. Tunga

Åshild M. Tunga
VP Human Resources

Pedrum Sodouri
VP New Product Implementation

Tony Prezioso

Tony Prezioso
VP Contracts

Trond Forseth

Trond Forseth
VP Production

Raluca Leordeanu
VP Corporate Strategy and Planning

Chip Yates

Chip Yates
VP Marketing

Nicholas Mayer

Nicholas Mayer
VP Product Development

Steve Carrington

Steve Carrington
VP Sales

Board of directors

John Andersen, Jr.

John Andersen, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

Warren M. Boley Jr.

Warren M. Boley Jr.
CEO Norsk Titanium

Christopher Kubasik

Christopher Kubasik
President & COO L-3 Communications

Dawne S. Hickton
Former CEO
RTI International Metals

Shan Ashary

Shan Ashary
Limestone Capital

Jan Magnussen

Jan Magnussen
VP Scatec

Timothy Lintott

Timothy Lintott
Former Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

External advisors

Rodney Boyer

Rodney Boyer
Tech Fellow, Boeing

Dr. James Williams

Dr. James Williams
Ohio State University

Erik Løkke-Øwre

Erik Løkke-Øwre
CEO Varbak

Founders

Dr. Alf Bjørseth

Dr. Alf Bjørseth

Petter Gjøvard

Petter Gjørvad

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

ALCOA
Scatec
Seabury