As previously reported by 3D Printing Industry, Norsk Titanium has secured a series of integrated supply chain moves designed to insert their disruptive Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) capacity smoothly and efficiently into existing aerospace supply chains servicing the world’s premier aerospace manufacturers. As the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, Norsk Titanium has developed innovative technologies that allow engineers and developers to work at unprecedented speeds. Thusly, Norsk Titanium possesses highly sought after technologies, which they plan to effectively distribute to leaders throughout the industry.
During an interactive additive manufacturing exhibit at last week’s Farnborough International Air Show Norsk announced the signing of a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Mecachrome, a leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and assembling of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and automotive applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Norsk Titanium and Mecachrome will deliver finished aerospace structural titanium components produced by Norsk’s patented RPD™ process to current Mecachrome aerospace OEMs and their tier-1 suppliers. Additionally, Norsk Titanium can procure finish machining, inspection and treatment services from Mecachrome for additive manufactured components that replace incumbent parts currently supplied by Mecachrome to the aerospace industry.
Norsk Titanium CEO Warren M. Boley, Jr. was quoted saying, “This deal complements and expands upon our current finish machining and inspection partners by providing us with new access to Mecachrome’s captive titanium aerospace parts business.” Complimentarily, Mecachrome is also excited to begin work with Norsk Titanium and their “competitive technology,” according to Mecachrome France CEO, Arnaud de Ponnat.