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Norsk Titanium is a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. SAE is an organization that aims to gather the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession.

Both companies are collaborating together for the development of specifications for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing. Those specifications aim to be the basic requirement for the procurement of RPD™ Preforms from Norsk by an aerospace or non-aerospace professional.

At a technical level, both players use Norsk’s Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process and material requirements. According to Norsk President and CEO Michael Canario, this process delivers various benefits to both the supplier and the end-user.

In addition to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that already collaborate with Norsk, these specifications will be made available to customers worldwide.

 These specifications support the regulatory certification process by ensuring consistent process and quality control. The release of AMS7004 Titanium Alloy Preforms from Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing on Substrate Ti-6Al-4V Stress Relieved and AMS7005 Wire Fed Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process are milestone achievements for the metal additive manufacturing industry.

Given that advanced materials and advanced manufacturing are strategic focus areas for SAE International, we continue to support the aerospace industry’s advances and adoption of additive manufacturing technologies. As well as contributing vital technical expertise, Norsk Titanium played a leadership role as document sponsor in the development of the groundbreaking new specifications and along with the other AMS-AM output, these new material and process specifications help address the regulatory authorities’ request for guidance material for this critical emerging technology,” said David Alexander, Director, Aerospace Standards at SAE International.

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