Titomic Receives Airbus Purchase Order to Produce Near-Net Shape Metal Parts for the Aerospace Industry

Titomic Receives Airbus Purchase Order & Statement of Work for TKF AM Parts

Titomic Kinetic Fusion
Above: World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer by Titomic Limited/Image Credit: Australian Associated Press (AAP)

Titomic Limited, the Australian industrial scale metal additive manufacturing company, announced that it has received a Purchase Order for a Statement of Work with Airbus for Titomic Kinetic Fusion® (TKF) additive manufacture of 3D near-net demonstrator parts for a targeted application to be performance tested in mock qualification.

Titomic will support, advice, and perform works towards creation and provision of parts and research data for the advancement of multi-material 3D near-net demonstrator parts for Airbus using TKF additive manufacturing.

This will be achieved through an initial material and process development phase followed by a representative geometry demonstration. Titomic’s patented TKF additive manufacturing process will be used to create demonstrator parts to determine the end to end process for multi-material additive manufacturing, such that key learnings may be derived and applied to other application specific material combinations. 

Titomic Kinetic Fusion Additive Manufacturing Process

Titomic Kinetic Fusion
Above: Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing process/Image Credit: Titomic Limited

Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing process is a patented technology developed by Titomic Limited. It is based on supersonic particle deposition of metal powders to create industrial scale parts and complex surface coatings.

Titomic has the exclusive rights to commercialise CSIRO’s proprietary and patented process for the application of cold-gas dynamic spraying of titanium or titanium alloy particles onto a scaffold to produce a load-bearing structure. This technology forms part of what is being marketed by Titomic as Titomic Kinetic Fusion™.

Advantages of the Titomic Kinetic Fusion™ Process

  • Fuse dissimilar metals for large seamless structures with enhanced engineered properties
  • Stronger structures without welding, folding or bending weak points
  • Production volumes without extensive production tooling 
  • Industry-leading build rates = faster manufacturing time & speed to market
  • More efficient use of energy and resources, saving production costs

Mr. Jeff Lang, Titomic Managing Director, said, “We are pleased to partner with Airbus, to demonstrate high performance metal parts produced using the Titomic Kinetic Fusion metal additive manufacturing process with this initial $50,000 part. The TKF technology, the world’s largest and fastest industrial scale metal additive manufacturing process, is perfectly suited to produce near-net shape metal parts for the aerospace industry using our patented process of fusing dissimilar metals that cannot be produced with either traditional fabrication methods, or metal melt-based 3D Printers.”

The unique capabilities of Titomic’s TKF technology surpasses the constraints of other metal 3D Printing methods creating an inflection point for additive manufacturing to exponentially increase productivity delivering faster build rates compared to traditional machined aircraft parts.

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