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Titanium Sales by the Additive Manufacturing Industry to Exceed $330 Million

"SmarTech Markets Publishing projects revenues for titanium powders used in additive manufacturing to reach more than $330 million, corresponding to 730,500 Kgs of titanium.  Titanium is becoming the highest revenue generating opportunity in additive manufacturing (AM) metals, both because of...

Oxygen is not the vital sign of extraterrestrial life we thought it was

"If a planet’s surface was just 0.05% titanium oxide, which is also known as titanium dioxide or titania, then this reaction could produce enough oxygen to match the amount found in our own atmosphere." "In a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists determined that...

Airbus A350 XWB

"The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new family of widebody aircraft that is shaping the future of medium- to long-haul airline operations – overcoming the challenges of volatile fuel prices, matching rising passenger expectations and addressing increasing environmental concerns.  This...

Alcoa kjøper RTI International Metals og utvider titankapasiteten

"Alcoa recently completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a provider of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets. The merger was announced 9 March. With RTI, Alcoa expands its reach into titanium—the...

Ny metode for fremstilling av ren titan

"Dr. Roland Ernst, a researcher at SIMAP-EPM Laboratory in Grenoble, France, was able to improve upon existing magnetic levitation technologies that changed the way materials can be produced. He wanted to improve the process of creating pure titanium, which is useful in the production of everything...

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)

"Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing technique that uses a laser as the power source to sinter powdered material (typically metal), aiming the laser automatically at points in space defined by a 3D model, binding the material together to create a solid structure." "The...

Tesla utruster Model S med understellskjold av titan

"During the course of 152 vehicle level tests, the shields prevented any damage that could cause a fire or penetrate the existing quarter inch of ballistic grade aluminum armor plate that already protects the battery pack. We have tried every worst case debris impact we can think of, including...