Norsk Titanium Delivers 3D-Printed, FAA-Approved Titanium Parts for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing has placed a production purchase order with Norsk Titanium for 3D printed structural titanium components. The components at the centre of this transaction means the Dreamliner 787 will be the world’s first commercial aeroplane built with FAA-Approved additively manufactured parts. The parts, which are being produced by the metal additive manufacturing company’s Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process, will be used on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. “We are proud to take this historical step with a great aerospace innovator like Boeing,” said Warren M. Boley Jr, Norsk Titanium President & Chief Executive Officer. “The Norsk Titanium team will continue to expand the portfolio of components supplied to Boeing meeting stringent certification requirements. It is an honour to earn FAA approval for these structural parts.” Source: Inside 3D Printing News