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MTI WINS 2016 Innovation Award For Additive Manufacturing


We are very proud to share that Metal Technology has been chosen by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition to win their 2016 Innovation Award for our work to develop additive manufacturing techniques for refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems.

The United States Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system. While the Trident D5 is expected to remain in service until 2042, the current manufacturing techniques for refractory metal components of the propulsion system are complex and labor intensive. As part of the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract, MTI developed processes and demonstrated the fabrication of articles using C103 Niobium alloy. MTI will be continuing work with the Navy to reduce cost and complexity using advanced additive manufacturing, sometimes called 3D printing, to fabricate refractory metal parts with significant reductions in complexity, cost, and lead-time compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

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About Metal Technology (MTI)

With more than forty years of experience applying innovative, proprietary technologies, Metal Technology (MTI) is making possible the use of difficult alloys for a wider range of applications with greater efficiency, versatility, and reliability. Alloys include Copper, Nickel, Tantalum, Niobium, Zirconium, Titanium, Tungsten and Molybdenum. MTI uses specialized press forming, spinning, forging, machining, EDM, and additive manufacturing methods to deliver superior products according to your exacting specifications.

Contact us for more information on our additive manufacturing initiatives.

About The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)

The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition is the association of over 240 Northwest defense and security businesses. PNDC focuses on strengthening our members’ business growth, our region’s economy, and our nation’s security through training, one-on-one counseling, business-to-business networking, and advocacy. For information please contact: Anna Rymill, or 888-701-PNDC (7632)

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