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.