Norsk Titanium Delivers First FAA-Certified, Additive Manufactured Ti64 Structural Aviation Components

Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) additive manufacturing process employed to manufacture certified and conforming components ahead of schedule

OSLO, NORWAY — June 19, 2017 — Today, Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of additive manufactured structural titanium components, announced their first (on-time) delivery of FAA approved structural components for installation on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This key milestone demonstrates the production maturity and readiness of the Rapid Plasma Deposition™ technology to compete against traditional manufacturing processes.

“Delivery of these first three part numbers represents significant progress for additive manufacturing: qualification with the OEM, certification with the FAA, and the ability to transition to production and meet customer cost, quality, and delivery expectations. Norsk Titanium delivering on a significantly reduced timeline further signals the ancillary cost benefits that customers may realize with additive manufacturing: lead time reduction, lower inventory requirements, and future spare parts continuity assurances,” said Norsk Titanium President & Chief Executive Officer Warren M. Boley, Jr.

These and other additive manufactured components will be on display at the International Paris Airshow, Le Bourget June 19–25, 2017 at Norsk Titanium’s booth in Hall 1, Space H299, along with a full-scale mock-up of the company’s patented MERKE IV™ Rapid Plasma Deposition™ machine that produced the pioneering structural parts.

About Norsk Titanium AS

Norsk Titanium AS is the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™ ) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications. Norsk Titanium is a tier 1 supplier to Boeing and is committed to cost-reducing aerostructures and jet engines for the world’s premier aerospace manufacturers. RPD™ is the world’s first FAA-approved, 3D-printed, structural titanium, delivering substantial lead-time and cost savings for aerospace, defense, and commercial customers.