Cold spray additive manufacturing business Titomic has unveiled a new mobile repair unit at the European Defense Agency’s Additive Manufacturing Village 2023 event this week in the Netherlands.
The unit is described as being housed in a 20-foot shipping container, incorporating “two cold spray units, a D523, and a robotised integrated spray booth” and as initially designed for battle damage repair, though having applicability across a variety of different industries. (Titomic’s D523 low-pressure repair unit is pictured.)
The European Defense Agency-hosted event would serve “as the perfect platform for showcasing the capabilities of Titomic’s Mobile Repair Unit,” said Titomic in a statement on Tuesday (Australian time.)
“This exclusive event will witness the participation of five different militaries, engaging in battlefield damage repair experimentation using additive manufacturing technology.”
According to Titomic, the unit can be used to conduct remote repairs on assets such as heat exchangers, shafts, vehicles, and others, and needs only power, compressed air, and powder feedstocks.
The Additive Manufacturing Village event runs from June 12-16 at Koninklijke Ladmacht’s Fieldlab Smartbase in Ede.
According to the EDA, the event “aims to define military use cases – focusing on deployed military missions – and to identify appropriate AM technologies which can potentially provide logistic advantages to deployed armed forces.”
Picture: credit Titomic