Norsk Titanium held a dedication ceremony at its Plattsburgh Development and Qualification Center (PDQC) in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The facility, which currently houses nine of Norsk’s proprietary rapid plasma deposition (RPD) titanium printing machines, will produce aerospace components for Boeing and other aerospace companies. The RPD process uses titanium wire with plasma torches to print titanium structural components on an industrial scale.
This past summer Norsk announced a 60% expansion of the PDQC facility. The company is targeting an additional 100 new jobs by the end of this year, 250 by the end of 2018 and 400 in 2019. Earlier this year, Norsk announced its first production order from Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the manufacture of 3D-printed structural titanium components for the 787 Dreamliner.