Norsk Titanium, a company in the field of additive manufacturing of aerospace structural titanium components based on its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition technology, announces qualification and start of production for Airbus.
Premium Aerotec in Varel, Germany, a subsidiary of Airbus, has already placed an order for a first structural component. Norsk Titanium is finalizing the delivery of the first order. The first additively manufactured preforms supplied by Norsk have already been machined, qualified and integrated into an Airbus A350 assembly.
Norsk Titanium is recognized as a global pioneer in metal 3D printing and is driving the future of metal manufacturing. The company is enabling a paradigm shift towards a clean and sustainable manufacturing process. With its proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition® technology and a production capacity of 700 MT, Norsk Titanium offers cost-effective 3D printing of value-added metal parts for a broad addressable market. RPD® technology uses significantly less raw material, energy and time compared to traditional, energy-intensive molding processes. This offers customers the opportunity to better manage input costs, logistics and environmental impact.
Parts printed with RPD are already in use in commercial aircraft, and Norsk Titanium has made significant progress with major defense and industrial customers. This development reflects the ongoing trend that additive manufacturing processes are increasingly being used in demanding industries such as aerospace to produce complex components efficiently and sustainably.
The partnership with Airbus and the successful implementation of the first orders clearly show how 3D printing technologies are revolutionizing manufacturing processes in the aerospace industry while also contributing to sustainability. Norsk Titanium is thus setting new standards in the additive manufacturing of titanium components that offer both economic and ecological benefits.