Superb material efficiency and the use of green energy lead to a sustainable and lightweight design.
Most Titanium parts are used in challenging applications and therefore often complex in shape. In the aviation industry, it is common to refer to the so called “buy to fly ratio” measuring how much raw material is used to manufacture a finished component. With traditional methods, most parts are manufactured by “subtractive” manufacturing methods such as CNC machining, which require to start with a block of material and subtract the excess material .
This “buy to fly ratio” for Titanium components in the aerospace industry amounts to 1:12 on average. Meaning that 12 tons of raw material is being used to manufacture 1 ton of finished product when using traditional manufacturing methods. The remaining 11 tons are scrap that go through an intense recycling process before the material can be used again. Our Ti PM manufacturing processes are “additive” and have zero, or close to zero material loss in manufacturing. This does not only result in great cost savings for our customers, but also in great energy savings.
This is a great benefit for the environment, especially since we only use renewable energy, greatly reducing the CO2 output while manufacturing complex shaped Titanium parts!