Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer Titomic has announced the sale of ‘D523’ system to Swedish automotive giant Volvo, which plans to use it for remanufacturing and repair. 

With Titomic’s D523 low-pressure cold spray machine, it’s possible to 3D print, as well as repair forms and patterns, hermetically seal radiators, add conductive layers, and more. All of this will come in handy within Volvo’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, where it plans to use the technology to keep truck engines ticking over. 

“The integration of Titomic’s D523 into the Volvo Group’s repair operations is a key win,” explained Titomic Managing Director, Herbert Koeck. 

“Volvo’s adoption of this technology demonstrates the strong performance of Titomic’s products and growing interest in them across Europe and the worldwide remanufacturing and maintenance sector.”

Of course, Volvo is far from the first major automotive player to integrate 3D printing into its workflow. Audi has long used the technology for hot-form tooling at its Ingolstadt facility, while BMW’s IDAM project has seen it 3D print over 50,000 parts in a single year. 
But it’s certainly promising news for Titomic. It already counted Rolls Royce and MTU Power as clients. With Volvo now onboard as well, the future seems bright for cold spray in automotive.

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