Volume 94 Issue 35 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 5, 2016

Titanium printing comes to New York

Department: Business
Keywords: 3-D printing, titanium, plasma
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Norsk Titanium says its additive manufacturing process is cheaper than forging.
Credit: Norsk Titanium
A photo of Norsk Titanium’s additive manufacturing process.
 
Norsk Titanium says its additive manufacturing process is cheaper than forging.
Credit: Norsk Titanium

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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