UK Ministry of Defence announces disruptive titanium technology, Metalysis increases funding

UK Ministry of Defence announces disruptive titanium technology, Metalysis increases funding

Metal 3D printing received a boost this week with two announcements from the UK. Titanium’s high strength, lightweight and resistance to corrosion make the metal a desirable choice for applications in aerospace, defence and healthcare. However, the cost of titanium makes it prohibitively expensive for wider use. The FAST-forge initiative , funded by Innovate UK, aims to develop a process to make titanium cheaper and abundant. In turn this will allow the development of lower cost 3D printing materials. Safran’s Landing gear which will test the application of FAST-forge titanium. Photo via Safran Group. A “ground-breaking method” Earlier this […]

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