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Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic today announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shaanxi Lasting Titanium Industry Co. Ltd, the largest manufacturer and exporter of titanium powder in China.
Under the MoU, which has commenced immediately, Lasting Titanium will exclusively supply low-cost commercially pure titanium powders to Titomic. And the partnership is also expected to enable the cooperative development of new titanium powders for the company's Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) systems.
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Jointly developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and Force Industries, the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process takes cold spray technology, but uses it to 3D print parts from titanium alloys.
The process involves spraying titanium powder in a chamber, where gas is heated up that accelerates the titanium particles through a nozzle and out of a spray gun. That spray gun is controlled by a robotic arm to spray in precise patterns, and when particles “hit” each other on the surface, they become bonded at a mechanical level through a process of plastic deformation.
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