Metal additive manufacturing machine manufacturer Titomic has received a further purchase order from aerospace company Boeing for the continuing flight qualification of components manufactured using the company’s Titomic Kinetic Fusion 3D printing process.
The contract, with Boeing Space, Intelligence and Weapons Systems, is for the relatively small amount of $132,174, but demonstrates continuing interest in the TKF process as a way of speeding up metal aerospace part production.
Initial sales were made to Boeing in 2021 which were for additively manufactured test parts, with the two companies making progress, according to Titomic, in testing and development of the TKF process for ‘various aerospace applications’.
The company considers the purchase order as a positive development and marks the next step in a productive relationship between the two companies, as well as a step towards commercial manufacturing on a larger scale.
Titomic managing director Herbert Koeck said the purchase orders was a significant milestone and affirmed ‘exceptional work’ performed by the Titomic team.
Koeck said: “We are honoured to continue collaborating with Boeing in developing advanced manufacturing applications for aerospace components using our TKF technology.
“It is a strong testament to the success we have achieved in our testing and development, bringing us one step closer to commercialising our technology on a larger scale.”