Titomic Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, has entered into a joint venture with Repkon Machine and Tool Industry Trade Inc, Istanbul, Turkey, to build a new production facility in Australia for the manufacture of weapons system barrels designed by Repkon, and using Titomic’s Kinetic Fusion (TKF) cold-spray Additive Manufacturing technology.
The move is part of Titomic’s recently-announced goal to become a global leader in Additive Manufacturing by working with customers in joint ventures.
“We are excited about the possibility of working with Repkon to manufacture barrels in Australia using our Kinetic Fusion Technology, enhancing the Australian manufacturing ecosystem, creating jobs and working together with our partners to provide best in class products,” stated Norbert Schulze, Interim CEO of Titomic.
The new facility is expected to enhance Australian defence manufacturing capabilities and open up export for the supply of barrels globally. In addition to providing highly-skilled job opportunities for those in the advanced manufacturing industry, it is expected to contribute to furthering Australia’s Industry 4.0 agenda.
Ibrahim Kulekci, CEO of Repkon, commented, “Titomic is a leading company with proven reliability in metal Additive Manufacturing, so having them as our joint venture will be extremely beneficial in producing and selling barrels designed by Repkon.”