Cold spray additive manufacturing business Titomic has heralded what it says is a collection of world firsts in an operational update on the fourth quarter of the financial year, which it says represents a pivotal period in its commercial ramp-up.
In a statement on Friday, it listed the below as world firsts:
- Announcement of a joint venture hybrid cold spray and flowforming gun barrel manufacturing facility with Repkon in Turkey;
- Announcement of a JV with Neos International for additive manufacturing of Invar36 faceplates and metal products;
- Test and delivery of an automated cold spray system for glass mould coatings; and
- Announcement of the production of radiation shielding for Fleet Space Technologies’ Alpha satellites.
Other milestones include the first sales of its D523 low-pressure cold spray systems in the Asia-Pacific (with four to Australian transport sector customers), finalised installation of its TKF 1000 cold spray system at TWI in the UK, and “promising” initial tests of the company’s “green” titanium with Boeing ahead of production and validation of demonstrator parts for the JP9102 satellite.
“The quarter has been pivotal in ramping up the company’s commercialisation, particularly in the defence and aerospace sectors,” said Titomic’s Managing Director Herbert Koeck.
“Our proven technologies of cold spray additive manufacturing processes and TKF machines, are starting to show several sectors in defence, aerospace, mining and oil & gas that our technology can be an important tool to help optimise manufacturing capability and supply chain management.”
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