Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, has finalized a definitive purchase agreement for 12 of its Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) Merke-IV machines with Fort Schuyler Management Corporation and Empire State Development for use in its Plattsburgh production center, the company said.
This purchase agreement brings the total firm back-log and delivered machines for use in Plattsburgh, New York to 32 Merke-IV machines.
This agreement, signed 31 May 2017, is incremental to the 20-machine order announced last year. Machines from that order are currently being delivered throughout 2017. This new order will begin delivery in mid-2018 to Norsk Titanium´s Plattsburgh, New York production facilities. Each of these-edge machines is capable of producing up to 20 tons of printed material per year, with significantly less waste and machining energy, allowing for a cost savings of more than 30% over legacy forging and billet production techniques.
Norsk Titanium provides patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications. It is a tier-1 supplier to Boeing and is committed to cost-reducing aerostructures and jet engines for the world´s premier aerospace manufacturers. RPD is the world´s first FAA-approved, 3D-printed, structural titanium, delivering substantial lead-time and cost savings for aerospace, defense, and commercial customers.
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York´s chief economic development agency.