Norsk’s revolutionary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD™) process. (Photo: Norsk Titanium)
Norsk Titanium US Inc. (Norsk), a global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components, announced production deliveries of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner components to Leonardo's Grottaglie Plant, based in South Italy and part of Leonardo's Aerostructures Division. This delivery adds a third production customer to Norsk's growing commercial aerostructures customer base and represents Norsk's first recurring production order from a European Union based Aerospace company.
Using Norsk's revolutionary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process, Norsk engineers designed Ti-6Al-4V preforms that reduced raw material needs by over 40 percent. Leveraging the RPD industrial process enabled Norsk to create a near-net-shape design, while maintaining the stringent process control and material properties needed for structural applications in Boeing aircraft.
"We are pleased to be Leonardo's supplier," said Karl Fossum, director of customer programs for Norsk. "This delivery marks a significant increase in the number of additively manufactured parts previously manufactured from titanium plate. It also is an important step towards our mission to provide an alternative to titanium forgings in aerospace applications."
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|Norsk Titanium AS||Metal & Alloy Fabrications, Titanium, Additive Manufacturing|
|Leonardo Aeronautics (Alenia)||Airframer|
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|Boeing 787 Dreamliner|
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