A $2.6 million aerospace structure research project has revealed the higher strength titanium of components made using Titomic’s (ASX: TTT) metal 3D printing technology.
The research by RMIT, CSIRO and the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre (IMCRC) tested parts made with the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process (TKF).
The TKF process is based on CSIRO technology.
The 2-year research programme developed new industry standards for fatigue, crack growth, and fracture toughness of complex titanium aerospace structures.
Titomic achieved an 83.3 per cent higher strength rating of their product than is required by the international standard set by international standards for materials and products.
It also achieved a significant 38.5 per cent higher elongation than the standard.
Titomic managing director Jeff Lang said the results provided validation to global industry of titanium parts produced using the TKF process.
“Also the research was conducted across multiple Titanium powder supply chains secured by Titomic, thus validating our strategy of securing feedstock powders via exclusive agreements with key global suppliers of titanium powder.”
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