Titomic’s breakthrough in valve manufacturing emerges from advanced additive manufacturing technology. Titomic Kinetic Fusion is a triumph of speed and cost-effectiveness, slashing production time and material waste significantly.
Traditional challenges in valve manufacturing
The valve manufacturing sector, particularly when dealing with materials like hastelloy and steel, faces significant challenges. Traditionally, these valves are either cast or machined from a billet, processes that are not only time-consuming but also resource-intensive. Casting, while common, often requires additional welding, adding complexity and time to the production process. On the other hand, machining from a billet can be incredibly wasteful – up to 90% of the material may be discarded in shaping the valve to its desired form. This traditional approach highlights a need for a more efficient, less wasteful method of production.
Titomic’s Innovative Titanium Fusing Process
Unlike conventional methods, Titomic’s process begins with a substrate to which titanium is fused. This innovative technique eliminates the need for heat in the fusion process. By repeatedly applying this method, Titomic efficiently builds the valve to near its final shape. This approach drastically reduces material waste, with only about 5-10% of the material needing to be machined away. This not only represents a more sustainable manufacturing process but also a significant leap in efficiency and precision in valve production, setting a new standard in the industry.
Case study snapshot
Jongia Mixing Technology
Titomic TKF 1000 – high pressure cold spray system
27kg titanium valve manufactured in 4.5 hours at reduced cost