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Norsk Titanium and Bosch Rexroth Create Partnership

IndraMotion MTX from Bosch Rexroth will Power Norsk’s MERKE IV™ Line of RPD™ Machines

Norsk Titanium AS , the world’s leading provider of aerospace-grade, titanium additive manufacturing technology announced a partnership with Bosch Rexroth AG to provide customized drive and control solutions for Norsk’s patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ machines in Europe as well as to fulfill a surge of orders bound for the U.S. market.

“We are pleased to partner with Bosch Rexroth and bring their proven MTX technology to our MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines,” said Norsk Titanium CEO Warren M. Boley Jr.” “The robustness of their PLC platform supports our aerospace customer’s need for absolute precision, and their scalability is critical for our ambitious plan to build significant North American capacity.”

Bosch Rexroth’s customized solution for Norsk Titanium’s RPD™ motion control involves 10 servo axes configured to control the titanium part build platform, feeding and handling of titanium wire entering the machine, the real-time control of multiple plasma arc torches, and other features.

“Norsk Titanium’s pioneering Rapid Plasma Deposition™ technology for additive manufacturing is an excellent showcase for how we can customize our automation platform to meet extremely complex manufacturing challenges,” said Steffen Winkler, Vice President Sales Factory Automation of Bosch Rexroth. “We are proud that our technology is participating in the dawn of a new era of clean and efficient manufacturing.”

About Norsk Titanium AS

Norsk Titanium AS is the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications. www.norsktitanium.com

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 115 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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