Norsk Titanium AS, a provider of aerospace-grade titanium Additive Manufacturing technology, has announced a partnership with Bosch Rexroth AG to provide customised drive and control solutions for Norsk’s Rapid Plasma Deposition machines. In recent months, Norsk Titanium has undergone several facility expansions to meet demand ahead of the planned construction of its industrial scale Additive Manufacturing factory in the US.
“We are pleased to partner with Bosch Rexroth and bring their proven MTX technology to our MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines,” stated Norsk Titanium CEO Warren M Boley Jr.” “The robustness of their PLC platform supports our aerospace customer’s need for absolute precision, and their scalability is critical for our ambitious plan to build significant North American capacity.”
Bosch Rexroth’s customised solution for Norsk Titanium’s RPD™ motion control involves ten servo axes configured to control the titanium part build platform, feeding and handling of titanium wire entering the machine, the real-time control of multiple plasma arc torches, and other features.
“Norsk Titanium’s pioneering Rapid Plasma Deposition technology for Additive Manufacturing is an excellent showcase for how we can customise our automation platform to meet extremely complex manufacturing challenges,” stated Steffen Winkler, Vice President Sales Factory Automation of Bosch Rexroth. “We are proud that our technology is participating in the dawn of a new era of clean and efficient manufacturing.”