Norsk Titanium qualifies its Merke IV and Directed Energy Deposition process for Airbus part production

January 3, 2024

January 3, 2024

Norsk Titanium has qualified and initiated production for Airbus (Courtesy Norsk Titanium)
Norsk Titanium has qualified its Merke IV AM machine and DED technology for Airbus production (Courtesy Airbus/Norsk Titanium)

Norsk Titanium, headquartered in Hønefoss, Norway, has announced the successful qualification of its Merke IV Additive Manufacturing machine and its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition technology – a plasma-based wire Directed Energy Deposition (DED) process – for the production of components for Airbus.

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Norsk Titanium uses its Additive Manufacturing technology to produce aerospace-grade structural titanium components, with parts already flying on commercial aircraft.

Premium Aerotec, an Airbus subsidiary based in Varel, Germany, has ordered an initial structural part and Norsk Titanium is in the process of completing delivery of the first order. The first additively manufactured preforms delivered by Norsk have been machined, qualified, and installed into an A350 assembly.

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