Melbourne-based additive manufacturing business Titomic (ASX: TTT) has announced production trials of “high-wear resistant parts” for Denmark’s FLSmidth, which could lead to exports if successful.
FLSmidth is a century-plus-year-old company focussing on the mining and cement industries, with over 11,000 employees, a presence in more than 50 countries and revenues equivalent to more than AUD 3 billion last year. It manufacturing operations include in the Hunter Valley, where it makes screening equipment for miners.
Titomic will provide parts for $12,275 each to FLSmidth, according to a statement, to validate Titomic’s TKF process. Titomic uses a cold spray-based method it calls TKF to fuse metal particles, and was spun out of the CSIRO. This sprays titanium or titanium alloy particles onto a scaffold at high velocities to create large-format parts.
If successful, the trials would lead to contract negotiations for OEM production of parts to FLSMidth for the global mining industry.
“The mining industries’ equipment breakdowns are timely and expensive setbacks for operations and Titomic is well positioned, as the global leader in industrial scale metal additive manufacturing, to partner with FLSmidth to provide next generation technologies for improved commercial benefits of their customers,” said Titomic managing director Jeff Lang in a statement.
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