Tekna Holding AS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, reports that it has been selected by Airbus to provide titanium powder for Additive Manufacturing applications. The multi-year supply agreement positions Tekna as one of the key powder suppliers for Airbus – including its Defense and Space and Helicopters divisions – as well as its related supply chain for titanium alloys.
“The quality of our Ti64 product, and the processes we developed to ensure this consistent high quality, were contributing factors to Tekna winning the bid,” stated Rémy Pontone, VP Sales & Marketing at Tekna. “We expect our titanium powder sales to ramp up over the coming years through this long-term agreement with both Airbus and its enabled suppliers.”
Luc Dionne, Chief Executive Officer at Tekna Canada, added, “We are very pleased to have been selected by Airbus, knowing the high standards of quality, reliability and supply chain solidity they expect from their suppliers. We are proud to add them to our long list of major aerospace customers and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Airbus.”
Tekna recently accepted an invitation from the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance to participate in a major aerospace qualification programme. The generated data will be posted in The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization Handbook, which is an accepted source for metallic material, recognised by the US Federal Aviation Administration, the US Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Parts produced with Tekna’s powder material, qualified under this programme, will automatically pass the initial design phase and analysis by those entities.