Norsk Titanium uses its direct metal deposition (DMD) technology to produce titanium components for industrial applications. Photo courtesy: Business Wire.
Norsk Titanium uses its direct metal deposition (DMD) technology to produce titanium components for industrial applications. Photo courtesy: Business Wire.

RTI International Metals has become a strategic investor and minority partner with Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based additive manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications.

RTI has invested an undisclosed amount for strategic cooperation projects covering NTi's direct metal deposition (DMD) 3D printing technology, used in NTi’s patented process for the manufacture of premium quality titanium components.

‘Combining NTi's innovative technology with RTI's upstream raw materials and downstream fabrication capabilities has significant applications in the titanium closed-die forging market, with commercialization opportunities within the next 12 months,’ reported Dawne Hickton, vice chair, president and CEO of RTI.

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