Norsk Titanium is pioneering a new era of on-demand metal additive manufacturing that will revolutionize industries.
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.
VisionInnovating the future of metal is our vision. It is our contribution to the world and why we will be remembered.
MissionAll our activities should support our mission: we enable fast, clean, sustainable metals manufacturing.
ValuesThe values that guide us are: Glød, Creative Curiosity, Collaboration, Trust & Respect, and Integrity
Board of Directors
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 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.
Innovator in development, production, and delivery of customized industrial products and technical solutions for manufacturing customers
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
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first commercial airplane to fly with certified additive-manufactured RPD™ titanium parts in structural applications.
With focus on affordable, innovative manufacturing solutions, Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers.
Leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembling of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and automotive applications
Scatec contributes to innovation within the fields of renewable energy and advanced materials
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
Investment for strategic cooperation projects surrounding Rapid Plasma Deposition™
Invests in strategically viable, middle market, asset-intensive companies across a wide range of industries
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
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®
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.
Norsk Titanium founded by Dr. Alf Bjørseth and Petter Gjorvad to develop and commercialize radically less expensive aerospace-grade titanium components
Investment by Scatec
First prototype machine operational (Gen 1)
Cooperation agreement signed with Spirit Aerosystems
Second prototype machine operational (Gen 2)
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
Patent “Method for Production of Alloyed Titanium Welding Wire” published
Commercial manufacturing to the oil and gas industry
Third prototype machine operational (Gen 3)
Patent “Method and Device for Manufacturing Titanium Objects” published
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
Westmoreland TRL8 FAA material successfully manufactured
Patent “Method and Arrangement for Building Metallic Objects by Solid Freeform Fabrication” published
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
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
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