Norsk Titanium (Norsk), the world´s first FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, held a dedication ceremony of its Plattsburgh Development and Qualification Center (PDQC) in Plattsburgh, New York, the company said.
This facility, which currently houses nine of Norsk´s proprietary Rapid Plasma DepositionTM (RPD) titanium printing machines, signifies the partnership between Norsk and the state of New York. The site will produce aerospace components for Boeing and other aerospace producers.
Earlier this year, Norsk announced its first production order from Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the manufacture of 3D-printed structural titanium components for the 787 Dreamliner.
Spirit Aerosystems, the world´s largest producer of aerostructures and strategic supplier to Boeing, also participated in the event.
Norsk Titanium AS is the world´s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Depositionâ¢ (RPDâ¢) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications.