Australian advanced manufacturing company Titomic Limited has recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Boeing to deliver additively manufactured test parts for airplanes. The initial agreement is worth $170,000 for test parts.
According to the agreement, Titomic will be delivering Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufactured parts for Boeing validation. The Titomic press release also mentioned that these TKF industrial-scale AM systems can manufacture parts up to 9m X 3m x 1.5m (40.5m3). In addition, Titomic said that the TKF digital AM can provide significant reduction in part production lead-times.
Jeff Lang, Titomic managing director said, “Titomic is pleased to announce this trial agreement with Boeing to deliver additively manufacturing test parts for airplanes.
“Currently, with traditional manufacturing process, there is up to an 80 per cent material waste and 6-month lead time to CNC machine these parts. These Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) produced parts will allow Boeing a significant reduction in lead-times, improved performance for composite part production and cycle times.”