In September 2008, Titomic and TAUV announced a collaboration to produce a soldier-enabled UAV that might unlock a key domestic and export defense capability. The 3D printed prototype had even been shortlisted for Innovation Awards at Land Forces, the international defence exposition in Adelaide.
Both partners recently provided an update on their collaboration. As part of the launch of the Phase 2 project agreement, the manufacturer of the Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Process, delivered 5 prototype defence Soldier System products. The products can be carried, worn or deployed by military or civil security personnel. In other terms, the products will serve to enhance the individual and unit collective safety, lethality, mobility and connectivity.
Like the previous time, the Australian manufacturer has leveraged its Kinetic Fusion AM process for the manufacturing of these prototypes. The metal AM technology enabled new manufacturing capabilities in terms of design and production time for the defence sector. The company beats a record by producing the 5 products in less than 6 months, which is drastically faster than the regular 18-28 months seen in standard manufacturing.
Simply put, the company’s technology saves time, from prototype to production, creates global revenue opportunities for digital manufacturing across various industries with reduced cost with increased process efficiencies from our ISO-9001 accredited Titomic Melbourne TKF Bureau.
Titomic has been positioning itself as a real proponent of metal AM applications in demanding industries like the defence sector. Speaking of this partnership, the Australian company is currently bringing its contribution to a global $9.8B2 Soldier Systems market.
Speaking of this new phase, Mr. Nathan Kalisch, TAUV CEO commented:
“Initial testing of TAUV’s high performance soldier system products manufactured by Titomic appear to have superior performance capabilities which we were seeking to achieve during this project utilising Titomic’s TKF additive manufacturing process.
If all of the results continue to progress positively, these TKF produced products will provide TAUV with a significant market advantage over our competitors who are manufacturing using traditional methods. Titomic’s TKF process enhances our offering to defence and law enforcement agencies through improved strength, functionality and capability. We have been impressed by Titomic’s very fast concept R&D feasibility process to bring our concept ideas to a commercial realisation.”
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