Titomic and Thales to deliver ADF’s next-gen soldier systems

Local digital manufacturing solutions company, Titomic has signed an
agreement with Thales Australia to develop advanced additive
manufacturing methods towards next-generation soldier weapons systems
for the Australian Defence Force.

Under the agreement, Titomic
will use its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing process
to manufacture lighter, stronger and better performing soldier system
components.

“We are proud to be partnering with Thales, a global
technology leader, in the critical design and manufacture of military
products for Australian and UK Defence Forces,” Titomic managing
director, Jeff Lang, said.

“This next generation of soldier system
products will ensure our armed forces have the latest cutting-edge
equipment that is lighter, stronger and higher performing enabling them
to deliver mission success in demanding and dangerous environments.”

Titomic
is fast becoming a leader in advanced manufacturing technologies for
Titanium and other super alloys utilising its TKF process, according to a
government spokesperson.

TKF is based on supersonic particle
deposition of metal powders to create industrial scale parts and complex
surface coatings. Titomic has the exclusive rights to commercialise
CSIRO’s proprietary and patented process for the application of cold-gas
dynamic spraying of titanium or titanium alloy particles onto a
scaffold to produce a load-bearing structure.

The
commercialisation of Titomic’s soldier systems also validates the
potential value chain of titanium from Australian resources, the
spokesperson said.

The soldier systems market is projected to grow from $15 billion in 2018, to $21 billion in 2023.

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