How it began

Titomic was incorporated in 2014 to research and develop a new solid-state additive manufacturing process using Cold Spray to produce bulk 3D forms and coatings from metallic and non-metallic powder feed stock. This new metal additive manufacturing process is known as Titomic Kinetic Fusion™, with a focus on manufacturing of large size metal parts as well as high volume production of complex shaped parts.

Co-inventor, Professor Richard Fox, identified an alternative use for the cold spray equipment. Drawing upon Richard’s extensive medical research into the benefits of a scaffold process in tissue engineering, the co-inventors explored IP incorporating Cold Spray onto a scaffold to build a 3D object. This was found to be a patentable application. The co-inventors requested the CSIRO to patent and license the technology to the co-inventors’ composite sporting goods company, Force Industries. A new company, Titomic, was established to commercialise this technology.

To date CSIRO has invested significantly into Cold Spray processes and various licences have been granted.

Titomic has the exclusive rights to commercialise CSIRO’s proprietary and patented process for the application of cold-gas dynamic spraying of titanium or titanium alloy particles onto a scaffold to produce a load-bearing structure.

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