TCT Magazine reports on a recent announcement made by Boeing concerning one of its component suppliers, Norsk Titanium. Norsk Titanium “is an FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured titanium parts.”
In 2017, “Norsk announced its first production order from Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the manufacture of 3D printed structural titanium components for the 787 Dreamliner.” Now, Boeing has added Norsk Titanium’s Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center to its Qualified Producers List.
“Qualified production began last month with the manufacture of its first part under the Boeing contract. The Plattsburgh facility will produce aerospace components for Boeing and other aerospace manufacturers.”
Currently, Norsk Titanium’s Plattsburgh, New York facility “houses nine proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) titanium printing machines…Norsk’s RPD process uses titanium wire with plasma torches to print large titanium structural components up to 50-100 times faster than powder-based systems with 25-50% less titanium than forging processes.”
Norsk Titanium’s Chief Operating Officer Tamara Morytko is thrilled: “We could not be prouder of our Plattsburgh, New York production operations as they put another stake in the ground for the continued success of Norsk Titanium and the state of New York. Receiving this qualification from Boeing, now qualifying two Norsk Titanium sites for production across the globe, is a true vote of confidence in our service, quality, and disruptive Rapid Plasma Deposition technology.”
Image and Quotes Courtesy of TCT Magazine