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Titanium printing comes to New York

by Marc S. Reisch
September 5, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 35

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Credit: Norsk Titanium
Norsk Titanium says its additive manufacturing process is cheaper than forging.
Credit: Norsk Titanium
Norsk Titanium says its additive manufacturing process is cheaper than forging.

Norway’s Norsk Titanium will soon install the first of 20 Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) machines at what it says will be the world’s first large metal-based additive manufacturing plant, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Equipped with argon-cooled plasma torches, the RPD machines will convert titanium wire into aerospace components that cost 50 to 75% less than forged parts, says Norsk Titanium, which is investing $875 million in the project. New York State is kicking in $125 million and expects the project to create nearly 400 jobs.

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