Norsk Titanium Achieves Milestone with Boeing’s Materials Allowable Program

Paris, France – June 17, 2019 – Officials of Norsk Titanium (Norsk), the global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components announce the successful completion of the latest phase of Boeing’s rigorous Material Allowables Program, which characterizes the Additive Manufactured Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) Process. This significant milestone, and the completion of all pre-production requirements, enables select structural titanium parts to begin long-term production upon completion of contractual terms.

“We have prepared all necessary production operations facilities, equipment and personnel to coincide with this Boeing milestone enabling high-rate production following qualification. Our Plattsburgh, New York facility is truly a 21st century advanced additive manufacturing center of excellence, and the work of the Norsk and Boeing teams to prepare for this moment has been outstanding,” said Norsk President and CEO Michael Canario.

Following the successful qualification of the first additive manufactured structural titanium component certified for commercial use, Norsk has been in continuous production for more than two years. During that time Norsk and Boeing continue to work to expand additive manufacturing applications. Additionally, Norsk successfully qualified their Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center (PDQC), demonstrating that the same parts could be successfully manufactured on multiple machines in multiple locations.

“Following the initial success, our relationship and activities with Boeing have continued to expand. We are currently conducting more testing to expand the list of potential part candidates and exploring improvements in the machine to deliver larger, more complex parts,” concluded Canario.

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About Norsk Titanium AS

Norsk Titanium is a global leader in metal 3D printing, innovating the future of metal manufacturing by enabling a paradigm shift to a clean and sustainable manufacturing process. With its proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition® (RPD®) technology and 700 MT of production capacity, Norsk Titanium offers cost-efficient 3D printing of value-added metal parts to a large addressable market. RPD® technology uses significantly less raw material, energy, and time than traditional energy-intensive forming methods, presenting customers with an opportunity to better manage input costs, logistics, and environmental impact. RPD® printed parts are already flying on commercial aircraft, and Norsk Titanium has gained significant traction with large defense and industrial customers