Under this production trial, Titomic will utilise its proprietary Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing process to build high-wear resistant parts at a preliminary cost of A$12,275 (US$8,553) per part. The aim of this prototype is to validate improvements for high-wear resistant mining equipment using Titomic Kinetic Fusion.
Titomic stated that its TKF additive manufacturing capability for metallurgical fusion of dissimilar metals surpasses the current capability of traditional manufacturing, enabling Titomic to introduce higher performing materials to the mining industry which are pivotal to minimising downtime and significantly improving productivity.
On the successful completion of test trials, Titomic will negotiate a contract to supply OEM production of high-wear resistant parts to FLSmidth from its TKF Melbourne Bureau for the global mining industry.
Jeff Lang, managing director at Titomic, commented: "Titomic is proud to partner with FLSmidth, the global leader in sustainable productivity to the mining industry to deliver TKF additive manufactured parts with real economic value to mining operations. The mining industries' equipment breakdowns are timely and expensive setbacks for operations and Titomic is well positioned, as the global leader in industrial scale metal additive manufacturing, to partner with FLSmidth to provide next generation technologies for improved commercial benefits of their customers."