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Norsk Titanium Completes Article Testing on a Large Scale with GA-ASI

Norsk Titanium | April 27, 2022

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Norsk Titanium US Inc., a global pioneer in metal 3D printing with its Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology, announced the successful completion of component level testing with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

The test program, which began in 2021, investigated the use of Norsk Titanium's RPD technology in key structural applications for GA-ASI products. Preliminary test findings for the chosen landing gear component suggested that it would work admirably.

This endeavor was undertaken as part of Norsk Titanium's entry into the defense industry, with Norsk Titanium US manufacturing the test component using the company's unique RPD® additive technology. GA-ASI structural and additive engineering teams performed inspections, functional load testing, and material testing. The testing was undertaken in support of GA-aim ASI's to enable and expedite the integration of additive manufacturing technology into their design and production operations, processes, and products, increasing the benefits of the buy-to-fly ratio GA-ASI and their customers.

“We would like to thank GA-ASI for their support of our technology and the additive industry in general, We believe there is a good fit for our technology in GA-ASI applications that traditionally call for long lead time forgings. Our team is ready to support GA-ASI as they continue their qualification process and further develop their DED additive applications.”

Nicholas Mayer, Norsk Titanium Vice President

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