Norsk Titanium Produces Structural Additive Titanium Preform for the US Defense Market

PARIS, FRANCE, June 19, 2023 — Norsk Titanium US (Euronext: NTI, OTCQX: NORSF), a global leader in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) additive manufacturing for aerospace-grade structural titanium components, announced delivery of a Rapid Plasma Deposition® preform to the US Defense market.

As part of a larger development effort with partner General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), Norsk engineers developed a near-net-shape preform for a structural wing component. Leveraging existing industry specifications and Norsk’s RPD Builder™ computer aided manufacturing (CAM) tool, Norsk was able to provide GA-ASI with an additive alternative to traditional long lead TI-6-4 forgings for this development effort.

“This has been a significant test of our end-to-end value equation and development process,” said Nicholas Mayer, Norsk Titanium VP Commercial. “Our goal with this effort was to prove out our DoD facility and secure environment, leverage our existing SAE AMS material specifications, and improve our RPD Builder™ capability, all while showing GA-ASI we can provide savings as compared to a traditional forging development or machining a large component like this out of forged plate. We have accomplished those goals.”

As part of this effort, Norsk will continue the manufacturing plan of the component, ultimately delivering a finished product, ready for a series of maturation test campaign by GA-ASI in preparation for a potential installation and flight test on a GA-ASI platform at a later date.

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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