TKF Certification Standards achieved using Titanium
11 November 2019
Australian digital manufacturing solutions company, Titomic (TTT) advised of the outstanding test results which have been achieved from the USD2.6M co-funded IMCRC, CSIRO & RMIT Research Project, designed to develop Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) certification standards announced to the ASX on 26th October 2018. The research findings show that Titomic’s TKF process to additive manufacture titanium parts using CP Titanium Grade two powder achieved ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of 634Mpa being 83.8% higher than 345Mpa set by ASTM International, and an increased elongation of up to 27.7% being 38.5% higher than 20% set by ASTM International. This provides evidence that Titomic Kinetic Fusion has the fatigue resistance and strength requirements for aerospace and other industry applications, plus far exceeds the minimum ASTM International standard requirements.
The primary objectives of the 2-year research program are to develop new industry standards for fatigue, crack growth, and fracture toughness of Titanium complex-shaped structures produced using the TKF manufacturing process as further validation for additive manufactured parts for Aerospace.