Spirit Aerosystems partners with Norsk Titanium to 3D print titanium aircraft parts

Spirit Aerosystems partners with Norsk Titanium to 3D print titanium aircraft parts

Aerospace manufacturer Spirit Aerosystems has announced a commercial partnership with Norsk Titanium for its proprietary 3D printed titanium technology. Norsk Titanium’s 3D printing method is known as Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) and uses wire feedstock to build up near net shape parts that require minor post-machining. Headquartered in Norway, Norsk Titanium has recently expanded its Plattsburgh, New York production facilities as a response to increase in aerospace demand. With a revenue of $6.8 billion in 2016, Spirit Aerosystems believes Norsk’s RPD process can be incorporated into its own aerospace manufacturing processes. Spirit is a leading manufacturer of aerostructures, primarily […]

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