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Norsk Titanium announces successful component level testing with GA-ASI

Norsk Titanium US Inc., specialized in metal 3D printing and known for its Rapid Plasma Deposition® (RPD®) technology, announced successful component level testing with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

Started in 2021, the test program explored the application of Norsk Titanium’s RPD® technology in significant structural applications for GA-ASI products. The preliminary test results for the selected landing gear component indicated promising performance.

This effort was performed as part of Norsk Titanium’s expansion into the defense market with Norsk Titanium US producing the test component using their patented RPD® additive technology. GA-ASI additive and structural engineering teams conducted inspection and functional load testing as well as material testing. Testing was conducted in support of the GA-ASI mission to enable and accelerate additive manufacturing technology integration into their design & manufacturing operations, processes, and products maximizing the buy-to-fly ratio benefits for GA-ASI and their customers.

“We would like to thank GA-ASI for their support of our technology and the additive industry in general,” said Nicholas Mayer, Norsk Titanium Vice President, Commercial, “We believe there is a good fit for our technology in GA-ASI applications that traditionally call for long lead time forgings. Our team is ready to support GA-ASI as they continue their qualification process and further develop their DED additive applications.”

Visit their websites:

Norsk Titanium US Inc.: www.norsktitanium.com

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.: www.ga-asi.com

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