Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition machines can make 20 metric tons of aerospace-grade, structural titanium per year. (Photo courtesy Business Wire)
Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition machines can make 20 metric tons of aerospace-grade, structural titanium per year. (Photo courtesy Business Wire)

Norsk Titanium AS, a global supplier of additive manufactured (AM) titanium components, has received US$25 million funding to expand its aerospace AM operations.

The funding includes US$10 million equity investment from Insight Equity Holdings LLC, a mid-market private equity firm, US$10 million growth debt facility from Harbert European Growth Capital Fund I (HEGCF) and US$5 million equity investment from a number of smaller investors.

‘We are very excited about our investment in Norsk Titanium,’ said Victor Vescovo, co-founder & managing partner of Insight Equity. ‘As industry veterans in metal additive manufacturing and high-precision machining through Precision Holdings, we see enormous potential for Norsk's Rapid Plasma Deposition technology not just in titanium and in aircraft parts, but throughout a broader spectrum of other materials and industries in the future.’

The $25 million funding round follows the inclusion in the 2016 New York State budget of US$125 million to support the development of Norsk Titanium’s Plattsburgh, New York factory, which is part of the company’s proposed US$1 billion, 10-year project in the state.

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