Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing

Case Study

This bicycle frame was constructed via the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process using a tube and lug system. It can also be constructed in a monocoque design

Titanium Bicycle

In a recent product trial the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process was used to manufacture a titanium bicycle frame. The results of this trial proved the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process to be stronger, faster and cheaper to manufacture than all existing manufacturing methods.

The Titomic process is Stronger - It requires no welding, is a monocoque design and demonstrated in 17 different test be a minimum of 34+% stronger than titaninum of the same thickness e.g. titanium tube that is manufactured via traditional extrusion or roll form methods.

The Titomic process is Faster - With build rates that are currently 30 times faster than the world’s largest 3D printer, Titomic is the fastest metal additive manufacturing process in comparison to all 3D printing processes. A single Titomic Cold Spray unit can spray/manufacture 2 bicycle frames per hour, with one non-skilled machine operator (@$25 p/hr). This is approximately three times faster than a highly qualified and ticketed titanium welder (@$80 p/hr).

The Titomic process is Cheaper - The raw material is titanium powder and due to the nature of the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process it does not require powder particles to be of a uniform micron size, as is required in 3D printing. Therefore cost of powder is approximately 1/5 to 1/10th that of 3D printer powders. Additionally this reduced cost of powder results in Titomic Kinetic Fusion being approximately 40-50% cheaper that roll formed or extruded titanium tubing.

The Titomic technology can be used in a variety of manufacturing sectors and has been proven to reduce the time, energy & costs of manufacture.