The specifications establish the minimum basis required for the procurement of Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition (RPD) preforms. Image courtesy Norsk Titanium.
The specifications establish the minimum basis required for the procurement of Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition (RPD) preforms. Image courtesy Norsk Titanium.

Norsk Titanium and SAE have partnered to develop aerospace materials specifications, including the first standards for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing.

The specifications establish the minimum basis required for the procurement of Norsk’s rapid plasma deposition (RPD) preforms by an aerospace or non-aerospace customer. The company’s AM process is used to produce structural titanium components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

According to the SAE, the specifications also support the regulatory certification process by ensuring consistent process and quality control.

The standards are entitled AMS7004 Titanium Alloy Preforms from Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing on Substrate Ti-6Al-4V Stress Relieved and AMS7005 Wire Fed Plasma Arc Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process are milestone achievements for the metal additive manufacturing industry.

‘RPD is truly a disruptive process to the current subtractive manufacturing industry with wide benefits supporting not only the supplier, but the end-user,’ said Norsk president and CEO, Michael Canario.

This story is adapted from material from SAE, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.