Titomic appoints former NASA Aerospace Technologist its new CTO

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

Titomic appoints former NASA Aerospace Technologist its new CTO

Nathanael Miller has been appointed Chief Technology Officer at Titomic (Courtesy Titomic Limited)


Titomic Limited, Melbourne, Australia, has announced the appointment of former NASA Aerospace Technologist Nathanael Miller as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Miller is expected to draw on his international experience and network to develop commercial opportunities for Titomic with industry, governments, academia and research institutions, particularly in the commercial space sector.

Miller was employed by NASA for thirteen years; prior to his role as an Aerospace Technologist at NASA Langley Research Center’s Mechanical Systems Branch, he founded NASA Lab 77 and held the role of Lead Mission Developer, Chief Engineer for the Shields-1 CubeSat, Sub-Systems Lead for Sub-System Lead IRVE-3 (Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment). Outside of his role at NASA, he served as Director on the Board of the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES).

Titomic’s patented Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) processes are said to provide commercially viable metal AM solutions which are applicable to space and satellite systems and offer significant advantages over traditional metal manufacturing techniques. Led by Miller, the company expressed its belief that it is well positioned to take advantage of a new and rapidly growing commercial space industry, which grew from an estimated US $175 billion in 2005 to US $360 billion in 2018. The sector is expected to surpass $3 trillion by 2040 according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Australia’s investment in space-related projects alone is anticipated to be nearly AUS $10 billion over the next twenty years, providing significant opportunities for technology such as Titomic’s TKF systems to contribute across a wide range of manufacturing areas. TKF’s patented processes allow for the automated production of large-scale future space vehicles and satellites, which are challenging to produce using traditional metal manufacturing techniques.

Jeff Lang, Titomic Managing Director, commented, “Nathanael’s many years of experience at NASA will provide Titomic a competitive advantage on future strategy on revenue opportunities in the fast-growing and fiercely competitive commercial space industry sector. As the Chief Technology Officer for Titomic, Nathanael will join our dynamic executive team to lead our efforts in building digital manufacturing platforms to create a sustainable and important capability for not only Titomic, but for Australian future sovereign capability.”

Miller commented, “It is an exciting time to join Titomic to lead the development of digital manufacturing platforms and drive strategic opportunities in the burgeoning space industry. I’ve seen twenty years of growth in robotic automation and engineering software industry and I’ve worked for more than a decade applying the best advanced technologies to ground, air and space systems.”

“I can say, without hesitation, that Titomic’s Kinetic Fusion process leverages these industry capabilities to deliver the best, and most practical, large-scale metal technology manufacturing in the Additive Manufacturing technology space available,” he concluded.


June 3, 2019

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