Company

Norsk Titanium is pioneering a new era of on-demand metal additive manufacturing that will revolutionize industries.

Partnerships

Technology Partners

Tronrud Engineering

Innovator in development, production, and delivery of customized industrial products and technical solutions for manufacturing customers

BSI

Business standards company helping aviation, space, and defense organizations make excellence a habit

Rexroth Bosch Group

Leading global supplier of technology and services including customized drive and control solutions for our MERKE IV RPD machines

Commercial Partners

Boeing

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first commercial airplane to fly with certified additive-manufactured RPD titanium parts in structural applications.

Spirit AeroSystems

With focus on affordable, innovative manufacturing solutions, Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers.

Mecachrome

Leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembling of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and automotive applications

Our Investors

Scatec

Scatec contributes to innovation within the fields of renewable energy and advanced materials

Aljomiah Group

An industrial conglomerate, operating in manufacturing, investment, heavy plant equipment, and other industries

New York Empire State Development

$125 million investment in Plattsburgh facility to significantly expand Upstate New York's high-tech corridor

Arconic

Investment for strategic cooperation projects surrounding Rapid Plasma Deposition

Insight Equity

Invests in strategically viable, middle market, asset-intensive companies across a wide range of industries

Applied Ventures

Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc.

Harbert European Growth Capital

Specialty financing to European growth businesses, predominantly in the technology, life sciences and environmental sectors

Falko

Aircraft investment platform of Triangle Holdings LP, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group

Rose Park Advisors

Specialized investment firm that applies the theory of Disruptive Innovation®

Who We Are

The heart and soul of Norsk Titanium is our worldwide employee family. Our success is driven by the talent of our people and the excitement derived from innovating new technologies for our customers.

We have grown from our humble beginnings in the Norwegian countryside to become a global leader based on our pioneering efforts in structural additive manufacturing. The future offers endless possibilities for RPD manufacturing. Norsk Titanium scientists, engineers, and employees around the world are truly responsible for launching the next great manufacturing era.

History

Founders

Dr. Alf Bjørseth

Dr. Alf Bjørseth is a Norwegian entrepreneur, industrial developer, researcher, and chemist. He previously held positions as R&D Director of Hydro and CTO of Elkem. He has founded the private incubator Scandinavian Advanced Technology AS (Scatec), the solar cell manufacturers Renewable Energy Corporation / ScanWafer (REC), Scatec Solar, Norsun, n-Tec, Thor Energy, and a number of other high-tech companies. He founded Norsk Titanium with Petter Gjørvad.

Petter Gjørvad

Petter Gjørvad founded Norsk Titanium with Alf Bjørseth. He specialized in titanium as part of his engineering degree, and later worked in information technology, holding various positions within Oracle prior to founding Norsk Titanium.

Norwegian Heritage

A small team of Norwegian scientists and engineers formed Norsk Titanium with an oversized dream — to pioneer the next industrial revolution.

From over a decade of materials science research and process control came Rapid Plasma Deposition. What Norsk Titanium achieved has fundamentally altered manufacturing forever and launched the new industrial age.

Milestones

2007

Norsk Titanium founded by Dr. Alf Bjørseth and Petter Gjorvad to develop and commercialize radically less expensive aerospace-grade titanium components

Investment by Scatec

2008

First prototype machine operational (Gen 1)

2009

Cooperation agreement signed with Spirit Aerosystems

Second prototype machine operational (Gen 2)

2010

NORSOK (oil and gas industry) certification achieved

Norsk signs technology cooperation agreement with EADS for the development of near-net-shape plasma-based layer manufacturing for aerospace, defense, and space applications

Cooperation agreement signed with Airbus

Alf Bjørseth inducted to Cleantech Scandinavia’s Hall of Fame

Investment by Aljomaih Group

2011

Patent “Method for Production of Alloyed Titanium Welding Wire” published

Commercial manufacturing to the oil and gas industry

2012

Third prototype machine operational (Gen 3)

Patent “Method and Device for Manufacturing Titanium Objects” published

2013

Norsk Titanium and Spirit AeroSystems reach milestone for Direct Metal Deposition technology, achieving technology readiness level six, demonstrating the ability to meet aerospace material requirements

AS9100C certified

2014

Westmoreland TRL8 FAA material successfully manufactured

Patent “Method and Arrangement for Building Metallic Objects by Solid Freeform Fabrication” published

2015

Investment by Arconic (formerly RTI International Metals)

State of New York invests $125 million to build the world’s first industrial-scale additive manufacturing facility for aerospace production

Boeing Approved Supplier List

Full-rate production RPD machines (Gen 4) come online, the result of eight years of research; each machine can produce 10 to 20 metric tons of aerospace-grade titanium parts per year

Expand European capacity to 60 MT with Gen 4 machines

Ship parts for Airbus A350 XWB to Premium AEROTEC

2016

Norsk Titanium debuts revolutionary RPD Process and Metal Additive Manufactured Aircraft Components at Farnborough International Airshow

Announcement of the Plattsburgh Production Development & Qualification Center, an innovative, state-of-the-art production and training facility

Initiative with Clarkson University to develop Rapid Plasma Deposition workforce training and research programs

Equity investment from Insight Equity Holdings LLC

Investment from Applied Ventures

Investment from Harbert European Growth Capital Fund Financing

2017

Norsk delivers MERKE IV RPD machines to Plattsburgh, New York

Creation of the world’s first 3D-printed, FAA-approved structural aircraft part under a futuristic program with Boeing to equip the 787 Dreamliner with efficient RPD titanium components

Strategic investment from affiliate of Fortress Investment Group

Dedication of PDQC machines at ceremony with New York Governor

Strategic investment from Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation Fund

AS9100D certified

2018