Listed Australian company Titomic (ASX:TTT) has announced what it says is the largest titanium 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle ever made, measuring more than 1.8 metres in diameter.
Defence Connect and others report that the quadcopter UAV was delivered to an unnamed client, and was printed on Titomic’s TKF9000 machine, which has a print bed of 9 x 3 x 1.5 metres. According to Titomic, the titanium structure offers a rugged and lightweight design, and the craft is “well-suited for deployment in live combat situations”
“We’re excited to be working with the global defence industry to combine Australian resources, manufacturing and innovation, which will increase our sovereign capability to provide further modern technology for Australia and its Defence Force,” said Titomic managing director Jeff Lang.
Titomic uses a cold spray-based method it calls TKF to fuse metal particles, and was spun out of the CSIRO.
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