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Norsk Titanium Marks Milestone in Additive Manufacturing

Officials with the University of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), Norsk Titanium (Norsk), Pratt & Whitney and TURBOCAM International announce the continuation of testing of an additively manufactured integrally bladed rotor (IBR).  Building on initial testing completed in 2018, this next phase of testing examines the dynamic properties of the IBR. Manufactured using Norsk’s revolutionary Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process, the IBR was inspected to the same quality specifications used in Pratt & Whitney’s current turbomachinery components.

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Norsk Titanium Announces Larger Capacity Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) Machine

Officials with Norsk Titanium (Norsk) announced today the company has designed and is currently building a larger-scale Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) machine. This new machine enables manufacturing of larger, more complex aircraft and engine components, at faster print speeds. The new RPD™ machine, the G-IVL, will use the same advanced RPD™ technology of Norsk’s current additive manufacturing process. 

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Norsk Titanium Achieves Milestone with Boeing’s Materials Allowable Program

Officials of Norsk Titanium (Norsk), the global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components announce the successful completion of the latest phase of Boeing’s rigorous Material Allowables Program, which characterizes the Additive Manufactured Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) Process. This significant milestone, and the completion of all pre-production requirements, enables select structural titanium parts to begin long-term production upon completion of contractual terms. 

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Cisco Systems signs on to support Apollo 50th Anniversary Gala

Officials with the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced Cisco Systems, Inc. has signed on as the platinum sponsor of the Apollo 50th Gala. The event, which takes place July 16 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, will gather space legends, celebrities and enthusiasts from around the world, to celebrate the historic milestone while raising funds to support STEAM-based educational programs of the AFF and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

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Student Innovators Earn Top Honors at 2019 Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit

Eight teams of student innovators from around the world received top honors at the 2019 Conrad Challenge Innovation Summit, held April 23-26 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Summit was the final competition round for the 2018-19 Conrad Challenge, an annual event that unleashes the potential of students to use their innovative and entrepreneurial skills to create solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges.

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ShareSpace Foundation to hold assembly for Giant Mars Map™ in Omaha

ShareSpace Education, a key organization within the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF), will host an assembly focusing on the Giant Mars Map™ at St. Bernard’s Catholic School in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, April 25, for 3rd to 8th grade students. Donated to 50 schools around the country earlier this year, the Giant Mars Map™ package promotes STEAM education and prepare the next generation of explorers.

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ShareSpace Foundation launches its Giant Moon Map™ program

The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced its ShareSpace Foundation (SSF) is launching a Giant Moon Map™ program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. An expansion of the foundation’s highly successful Giant Mars Map™, the Giant Moon Map™ sparks creativity in students while they learn STEAM concepts and celebrate one of humankind’s greatest achievements.

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Registration Opens for New Commercial Space Studies Program at Florida Tech

In its first U.S.-based education partnership, International Space University has joined with the Center for Space Entrepreneurship at Florida Tech to launch an innovative graduate certificate program that will help prepare students and industry professionals for success in the rapidly evolving commercial space industry.

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Norsk Titanium Names Stephen L. Littauer Chief Financial Officer

Officials with Norsk Titanium (Norsk), the global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components, announced today that Stephen L. Littauer has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Littauer joins Norsk with 32 years of executive financial experience with public and private, multi-national companies in the industrial, aerospace and defense industries. After serving as CFO for over three years, Bart van Aalst will return to his position as a member of the Norsk Board of Directors. 

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Aterian Investment Partners Acquires U.S. Zinc

Aterian Investment Partners (“Aterian”), a private investment firm, announced it has acquired U.S. Zinc (the “Company”) in an international carve-out transaction from Votorantim Group. U.S. Zinc, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is among the world’s leading zinc chemistry and material science companies manufacturing diversified zinc products.

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