Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, announced the State of New York, in partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has placed an order for an initial lot of 20 of Norsk Titanium’s patented MERKE IV™ Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (“RPD™”) machines.  The order is in accordance with an approved state budget allocation to facilitate Norsk Titanium’s US subsidiary building and operating the world’s first industrial-scale metal additive manufacturing plant in New York with the following details:

  • Plattsburgh, New York selected as the location for the world’s first Rapid Plasma Deposition™ factory
  • Facility to be operational by the end of 2017
  • The first 20 MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines establish a baseline production level of 400 metric tons per year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium components
  • The New York program envisions a capacity ramp-up to a total of 40 MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines capable of up to 800 metric tons per year, which will be consumed to meet increasing demand from the aviation industry
  • New York State investment advances Norsk Titanium’s production of the first 20 machines
    New York has released an additional $4.0 million in planning funds for the Norsk Titanium US industrial-scale Plattsburgh factory
Norsk Titanium 3D printed piece
Norsk Titanium 3D printed piece (Source Norsk Titanium)

Under the terms of the deal, Norsk Titanium US will provide additional investment into the Plattsburgh operation that is expected to bring the total program commitment to the $1 billion dollar level over the initial 10-year period of operations. A $125 million New York investment in the Norsk Titanium US Plattsburgh factory was approved in the 2016-2017 State budget

> Read more from Norsk Titanium News Release, July 11, 2016

Norsk Titanium to Build World’s First Industrial-Scale Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Plant